French: Engoulevent peut-on-voir German: Kubanachtschwalbe Spanish: Chotacabras cubano
Other common names:
Greater Antillean Nightjar (when lumped with A. ekmani)
Ciénaga de Zapata and coast of Manzanillo, Cuba
Subspecies and Distribution
A. c. cubanensis
Lawrence, 1861 – Cuba, including Cayo Esquivel del Norte, Cayo Francés, Cayo Ensenachos, Cayo Lucas, Cayo Caguanes, Cayo Santa María, Cayo Coco, Cayo Judas, Cayo Romano, Cayo Guajaba, Cayo Sabinal and Cayo Ballenato del Medio.
A. c. insulaepinorum
(Garrido, 1983) – I of Pines.
25–29·5 cm; male 68–80 g, female 50–70 g. Sexually dimorphic. Upperparts blackish brown, speckled greyish brown, greyish white and pale buff;... read more
Song of male is a short, evenly pitched, trilled whistle, “terrrrrrro”; a four-syllable... read more
Typically open woodland, but also favours edges of swampland and rivers. On Isle of Pines, also... read more
Food and feeding
Feeds on insects. Foraging methods not described.
Poorly documented. Breeds Mar–Jul. Nest-site in dense scrub or thicket at edge of clearing; no nest, eggs laid on leaf litter on... read more
None recorded. Sedentary.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Occurs throughout Cuba, where it is locally common. On Isle of Pines, first reported in dense woodland S of Ciénaga de Lanier... read more
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