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Todd's Nightjar - BirdForum Opus

Setopagis heterura

Identification

Male has white on outer tail, scapulars, a bar across the primaries, and on chin and throat. Female is missing white on tail, and has buffy instead of white in wings.

Similar species

Has larger white area in the wings than Little Nightjar. Can be surprisingly similar to Pauraque but that species has a much longer tail.

Distribution

Found from northern Colombia to central Venezuela.

Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species.
It has in the past been considered a subspecies of Little Nightjar.
It was formerly included in the genus Caprimulgus.

Habitat

Forests.

Behaviour

Nocturnal

References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, B.L. Sullivan, C. L. Wood, and D. Roberson. 2013. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.8., with updates to August 2013. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. BirdLife International (2008) The BirdLife checklist of the birds of the world, with conservation status and taxonomic sources. Version 1. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org/datazone/species/downloads/BirdLife_Checklist_Version_1.zip [.xls zipped 1 MB].
  3. Gill F & Wright M. 2008. Birds of the World: Recommended English Names. Princeton University Press, Princeton NJ, USA. 2006. ISBN 9780691128276. Update (2008) downloaded from http://worldbirdnames.org/names.html.
  4. SACC proposal to name the subspecies heterurus

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