French: Engoulevent à traîne German: Hakenschwanz-Nachtschwalbe Spanish: Chotacabras coludo
SE Brazil from SE Minas Gerais and Espírito Santo S to São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Paraná, Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul; also NE Argentina (Misiones) and recently recorded in S Paraguay#R.
28–31 cm (excluding outer tail feathers of male, which reach 48–68 cm in length). Sexually dimorphic. Upperparts brown, spotted and barred greyish-brown, tawny,... read more
Call, given by both sexes, is a repetitive, high-pitched “tsip, tsip, tsip, tsip”.
Occurs mainly in forest and woodland, in second-growth forest, and at forest edge; in more N parts... read more
Food and feeding
Diet poorly studied, but probably feeds on insects. Foraging methods poorly documented. Forages by flying close to trees and taking insects... read more
Breeds possibly Nov–Jan in S Brazil; probable courtship recorded in late Sept, in NE Argentina; no data from other regions. Nest-site... read more
None documented. Possibly sedentary.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Previouslyconsidered Near Threatened. Endemic to rainforests of SE Brazil and NE Argentina. Possibly rare to locally common in... read more
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