Family Nightjars (Caprimulgidae)

Data Deficient

Cayenne Nightjar (Setopagis maculosa)


Taxonomy

French: Engoulevent de Guyane German: Cayennenachtschwalbe Spanish: Chotacabras guayanés
Taxonomy:

Nyctipolus maculosus

Todd

, 1920,

Saut Tamanoir, French Guiana

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Monotypic.

Distribution:

NW French Guiana. Known with certainty only from type specimen taken in 1917 at Saut Tamanoir (R Mana); subsequent possible records at Saül#R.

Descriptive notes

22·5 cm. Known only from type specimen, a male. Upperparts greyish-brown; crown grey, boldly streaked black to nape; sides of head rich brown; narrow, indistinct tawny... read more

Voice

Unknown.

Habitat

Type specimen was taken near lower reaches of a boulder-strewn river, in hilly terrain interstected... read more

Food and feeding

Presumably feeds on insects, but neither food nor foraging methods known.

Breeding

No information.

Movements

Unknown.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Currently considered Data Deficient. Almost certainly merits treatment as a restricted-range species. Known only from type specimen, taken Apr 1917... read more

Recommended citation

Cleere, N. & Sharpe, C.J. (2017). Cayenne Nightjar (Setopagis maculosa). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/55202 on 17 November 2017).