French: Engoulevent des bois German: Zwergnachtschwalbe Spanish: Chotacabras chico
near Santa Fe, River Paraná, Argentina
NE Bolivia E through Brazil (S of Amazon) and S to N Argentina and Uruguay; status uncertain in E Peru#R.
19–21 cm; male 25–42 g, female 30·6–46·5 g. Sexually dimorphic. Upperparts greyish brown streaked blackish brown, broadly so on crown;... read more
Song of male is a distinctive, warbled “dop, dro-dro-dro-dro-dro” with timbre of... read more
Varied, including open woodland and forest, lightly wooded terrain, savanna, thickets, open bush... read more
Food and feeding
Feeds on moths and beetles, with stomach contents in N Brazil recorded as Homoptera (including Jassoidea), Hemiptera (Pentatomidae,... read more
Poorly documented. Nests at various stages in Aug in NE Bolivia, Oct–Nov in Paraguay, Nov in Uruguay, from mid Sept in C & SE... read more
Nominate race possibly sedentary and partly migratory, though movements poorly understood. Occurs... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Published data on status rather scarce, but in many regions often common to abundant in suitable habitat. In Brazil, common Apr... read more
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