French: Engoulevent trifide German: Staffelschwanz-Nachtschwalbe Spanish: Chotacabras de escalera
Subspecies and Distribution
H. c. schomburgki
P. L. Sclater, 1866 – E Venezuela and the Guianas.
H. c. climacocerca
(Tschudi, 1844) – SE & E Colombia E to S Venezuela and N Brazil (C Pará), S to E Ecuador, E Peru and N & E Bolivia.
H. c. intercedens
Todd, 1937 – NC Brazil: known only from type locality at Óbidos, in W Pará.
H. c. pallidior
Todd, 1937 – NC Brazil: known only from type locality at Santarém, in W Pará.
H. c. canescens
Griscom & Greenway, 1937 – NC Brazil: known only from lower R Tapajós, in W Pará.
23–28 cm; male 42–46 g, female 45–52 g. Sexually dimorphic. Upperparts greyish brown or brownish, streaked blackish brown; buffish nuchal collar; wing-... read more
Song, or perhaps call, is a repetitive, high-pitched, emphatic “chip” or slightly... read more
Typically, rainforest, open woodland, secondary growth, riverine forest and grassland, on... read more
Food and feeding
Diet poorly studied, but probably feeds on insects. Foraging methods poorly documented. Forages by making short sallies from low perches or... read more
Poorly known. Breeds possibly late Jul to Aug (probably longer) in Colombia, Jul–Nov in French Guiana, Sept–Oct in Bolivia and... read more
None documented. Sedentary.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. In Colombia, common along large rivers where there are sandbars and river islands. In Surinam, common along rivers where there are plenty of rocks... read more
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