lower Essequibo River, Guyana.
Formerly thought to be closely related to, and even conspecific with, Setopagis whitelyi (both then placed in genus Caprimulgus), but the two differ significantly in voice#R and, moreover, recent genetic study found them not to be part of same lineage#R. Bolivian birds sometimes separated as race australis, but differences from others in range appear trivial. Monotypic.
E Colombia and E Ecuador E through S Venezuela, the Guianas and Amazonian Brazil, S to E Peru and N Bolivia.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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