French: Engoulevent du Yucatan German: Yucatannachtschwalbe Spanish: Chotacabras yucateco
E. J. O. Hartert
Tizimín, Yucatán, Mexico
Yucatán Peninsula of SE Mexico, N Guatemala and N Belize.
19·5–22 cm; 1 male 21 g. Sexes similar. Upperparts brown streaked blackish-brown, lightly spotted buffish-white on wing-coverts; narrow and indistinct buffish... read more
Song of male is a repetitive “weeo, weeo, weeo” given from perches. Other calls include liquid... read more
Typically scrubland, deciduous forest and open woodland, usually in arid or semi-arid lowlands;... read more
Food and feeding
Probably feeds on insects. Forages by making short sallies from trees or ground.
Poorly documented. Breeds Apr–Jun in Guatemala; no data from other regions. No nest, eggs laid on leaf litter on ground. Eggs... read more
None documented. Possibly sedentary.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Endemic to Yucatán Peninsula of Mexico, with range extending S into Belize and N Guatemala. During 1940’s and 1950’s considered fairly... read more
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