French: Engoulevent nain German: Gnomennachtschwalbe Spanish: Añapero menudo
Chordeiles ? pusillus
Subspecies and Distribution
C. p. septentrionalis
(Hellmayr, 1908) – E Colombia E to W Suriname and N Brazil.
C. p. esmeraldae
J. T. Zimmer & Phelps, Sr, 1947 – SE Colombia, S Venezuela and extreme NW Brazil.
C. p. xerophilus
Dickerman, 1988 – extreme NE Brazil (Paraíba, Pernambuco).
C. p. novaesi
Dickerman, 1988 – NE Brazil (Maranhão, Piauí).
C. p. pusillus
Gould, 1861 – E Brazil (Tocantins, Bahia, Goiás).
C. p. saturatus
Pinto & Camargo, 1957 – WC Brazil (SE Amazonas, SW Pará and W Mato Grosso) and extreme E Bolivia.
15–19 cm; one female 33·4 g. Sexually dimorphic, though not greatly so. Upperparts generally brownish, spotted greyish white, buff and pale tawny, no nuchal... read more
Song of male is a melodious, accelerating, trill, “k-k-k-k-kuree”, rising in pitch and... read more
Usually open savanna and grassland with scattered trees and scrub, occurring in both cerrado... read more
Food and feeding
Feeds on insects. Catches prey in flight, though precise foraging methods not documented. Occurs in loose flocks of up to c. 20 individuals... read more
Poorly known. Breeds from Jan in Colombia, possibly Oct in S Venezuela (where evidence of nesting also in Jan and Jun), S Guyana (where... read more
Poorly known. Although some populations may be largely sedentary, race esmeraldae known to... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Generally common to abundant in suitable habitat throughout much of range, though status in many regions poorly documented. Long... read more
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