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Sickle-winged Nightjar - BirdForum Opus

Photo by Xyko Paludo
São José dos Pinhais, PR, Brazil, April 2018
Eleothreptus anomalus


18–20 cm (7-7¾ in)

  • Pale greyish-brown upperparts, with some dark spots


South America: found in swamps of south-eastern Brazil to southern Paraguay and northern Argentina.


This is a monotypic species[1].


Edges of gallery forest and along streams and rivers, flooded grasslands, savannas, marshland, swamps, lagoon edges with spiny scrub, pools and flooded palm groves.



Their diet consists of beetles, moths and ants, foraged in flight.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved Apr 2018)

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