French: Engoulevent peut-on-voir German: Kubanachtschwalbe Spanish: Chotacabras cubano
Other common names:
Greater Antillean Nightjar (when lumped with A. ekmani)
Ciénaga de Zapata and coast of Manzanillo, Cuba
Subspecies and Distribution
A. c. cubanensis
Lawrence, 1861 – Cuba, including Cayo Coco.
A. c. insulaepinorum
(Garrido, 1983) – I of Pines.
25–29·5 cm; male 68–80 g, female 50–70 g. Sexually dimorphic. Upperparts blackish-brown, speckled greyish-brown, greyish-white and pale buff;... read more
Song of male is a short, evenly pitched, trilled whistle, “terrrrrrro”; a 4-syllable... read more
Typically open woodland, but also favours edges of swampland and rivers. On Isle of Pines, also... read more
Food and feeding
Feeds on insects. Foraging methods not described.
Poorly documented. Breeds Mar–Jul. Nest-site in dense scrub or thicket at edge of clearing; no nest, eggs laid on leaf litter on... read more
None recorded. Sedentary.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Poorly known, with few data available. Occurs throughout Cuba, where possibly locally common. On Isle of Pines, first reported in dense woodland... read more
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