French: Engoulevent du Choco German: Rosenberg-Nachtschwalbe Spanish: Chotacabras del Chocó
E. J. O. Hartert
Rio Dagua, Colombia
Chocó region of W Colombia S to NW Ecuador (S to N Pichincha).
19·5–21 cm; 1 female 52 g. Sexes similar. Upperparts and wing-coverts darkish brown, washed cinnamon and rather heavily spotted blackish-brown, with two or three... read more
Song of male is a short, resonant “kwor, kwor, kweeé”, final note being whistled. Sings... read more
Mainly primary forest but also adjacent secondary forest, from sea-level to 900 m.
Food and feeding
Feeds mainly on moths and beetles (including Scarabaeidae and Curculionidae). Forages by hawking for insects above forest canopies and in... read more
Almost entirely unknown. Breeds Mar–Jun in Ecuador (chicks found mid-Apr) and May–Jun in Colombia (chicks found early Jun).
None recorded. Sedentary.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Chocó EBA. In W Colombia, possibly locally widespread in suitable... read more
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