French: Engoulevent piramidig German: Antillennachtschwalbe Spanish: Añapero querequeté
Extreme SE USA (S Florida) and Bahamas, Cuba and I of Pines, Cayman Is, Jamaica, Hispaniola, Puerto Rico and Virgin Is; recently expanded range SE to Guadaloupe#R. Wintering grounds unknown; presumably in N South America.
20–23 cm. Sexually dimorphic; two colour morphs, greyish and tawny; at rest, wingtips occasionally do not reach tip of tail. Best separated from the marginally larger... read more
Territorial/courtship call of male is a repetitive, nasal “chitty-chit”, “penk-... read more
Wide variety of open or semi-open arid country, including recently cleared areas, agriculture,... read more
Food and feeding
Feeds on moths, beetles and other insects. Forages in flight, hunting high up over forests (10–30 m above the canopy), shorelines,... read more
Breeds mid-Apr to mid-Aug in Florida, and Apr–Aug in Bahamas, Cuba, I of Pines, Jamaica, Hispaniola and Puerto Rico. Territorial,... read more
Highly migratory, though wintering areas undocumented (generally assumed to be in continental South... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Generally quite common throughout much of breeding range. In Cuba, extremely common Apr–Aug in open savannas and cane-fields; on Isle of Pines... read more
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