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Alternative name: Short-collared Nighthawk

Lurocalis semitorquatus

Includes Chestnut-banded Nighthawk

Photo by Luiz
Location: Reserva Guainumbi, SP, Brazil



Central and South America.
Central America: Mexico, Honduras, Belize, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Paraguay, Brazil, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago.


Four subspecies are recognized[1]:

The last subspecies has been proposed split as a full species, Chestnut-banded Nighthawk, L. nattereri[2].


Moist lowland forests and swamps.



  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, S. M. Billerman, T. A. Fredericks, J. A. Gerbracht, D. Lepage, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2021. The eBird/Clements checklist of Birds of the World: v2021. Downloaded from https://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Birdforum thread discussing the possible species status of subspecies nattereri

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