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Photo by Aracari
Lowland forest at the margins of the Caurés River, west of the Rio Negro, Brazil, January 2006
Nyctiprogne leucopyga


Dark body, white band on the tail formed by 3 white spots on the 3 outermost tail feathers.


South America: found in Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, and Venezuela.

Photo by Marcelo Padua
Pixaim River (Pantanal)



  • N. l. pallida:
  • N. l. leucopyga:
  • N. l. exigua:
  • N. l. latifascia:
  • N. l. majuscula:


Moist lowland forests, rivers, and swamps.




  1. Clements, JF. 2008. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2008. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.
  2. Avibase
  3. Arthur Grosset

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