French: Engoulevent leucopyge German: Bindenschwanz-Nachtschwalbe Spanish: Añapero colibandeado
wooded shores of the Amazon.
Five subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
N. l. pallida
Phelps, Sr & Phelps, Jr, 1952 – W & C Venezuela and possibly NE Colombia.
N. l. leucopyga
(Spix, 1825) – E Venezuela to French Guiana and N Brazil.
N. l. exigua
Friedmann, 1945 – S Venezuela and E Colombia.
N. l. latifascia
Friedmann, 1945 – extreme S Venezuela (SW Amazonas).
N. l. majuscula
Pinto & Camargo, 1952 – NE Peru and W & C Brazil S to N & E Bolivia and N Paraguay.
16–20 cm; male 23–24 g, female 23–26 g. Sexes similar. Upperparts brown, speckled pale brown, greyish-brown and cinnamon, no nuchal collar; wing-coverts... read more
Song of male is a treble-noted “gole-kwoik-kwak”; calls include soft, guttural “... read more
Typically forest and savanna, usually near water: rainforest, gallery forest, forest edges,... read more
Food and feeding
Diet includes beetles, bugs and ants. Forages in erratic flight, hunting over open country, marshland and riverside vegetation, along... read more
Poorly known. Breeds Jan to probably Mar in Venezuela and perhaps Guyana; a chick recorded in Oct in N Brazil; tawny down. Eggs whitish,... read more
None documented. Possibly sedentary.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Locally numerous to fairly common near water in E Colombia; fairly widespread but local in Venezuela; locally common in Amazonian Brazil and widely... read more
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