French: Engoulevent du Bahia German: Bahianachtschwalbe Spanish: Añapero de Bahía
Other common names: Plain-tailed Nighthawk
E Brazil: R São Francisco and adjacent tributaries in N Bahia and Minas Gerais.
17·5 cm. Upperparts dark chestnut spotted chestnut-brown, broadly streaked blackish-brown on crown; wing-coverts dark chestnut barred dark brown, scapulars blackish-... read more
Song series of soft, musical, disyllabic "whuip-purr" notes repeated. Calls said to... read more
Caatinga woodland along riverbanks, especially where there are dunes and rocky outcrops. read more
Food and feeding
Feeds on insects. Documented foraging behaviour similar to N. leucopyga, with flocks of 150–200 individuals fluttering and... read more
Only known nest discovered in Nov 1998 at Mocambinho. Located in depression of human footprint within a sandpit c. 15 m long, 2 m wide and... read more
None documented. Possibly sedentary, although seasonal movements plausible.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened Least Concern. Restricted-range species: present in Deciduous Forests of Minas Gerais and Goiás EBA. True status unknown, but species only... read more
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