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Eleothreptus candicans

Identification

Flight

The male shows white wings and a white tail.
The female has dark barring on her tawny-rufous wings and tail.

Distribution

South America: found in the interior of northern Bolivia, south-central Brazil and eastern Paraguay.

Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].
This species was formerly placed in the genus Caprimulgus.

Habitat

Short grasses with termite mounds.

Behaviour

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. Arthur Grosset

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