French: Engoulevent nacunda German: Weißbauch-Nachtschwalbe Spanish: Añapero ñacundá
Subspecies and Distribution
C. n. coryi
Agne & Pacheco, 2011 – N & C Colombia E through Venezuela, Trinidad, the Guianas and N Brazil.
C. n. nacunda
(Vieillot, 1817) – E Peru E through Brazil (S of R Amazon) and S to C Argentina and Uruguay.
27·5–32 cm; male 142–188 g, female 124–170 g. Sexually dimorphic. Upperparts and wing-coverts brown speckled greyish-white and greyish-brown, heavily... read more
Song of male is a soft, repetitive, purring “prrrrr-doo”, usually given from ground,... read more
Savanna, grassland and marshland, also edges of rainforest and gallery forest, river edges,... read more
Food and feeding
Diet includes froghoppers (Tomapsis), beetles, bugs (especially Nezara), locusts, winged ants, dragonflies, damselflies,... read more
Poorly documented. Breeds Apr in Trinidad, Jan to perhaps Jun in Colombia, mid-Sept to Nov in Brazil, Nov in Uruguay and Bolivia, and Oct... read more
Migration patterns poorly understood. Nominate race possibly sedentary in parts of range, migratory... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). In Trinidad, locally fairly common visitor, mainly Jun–Oct, though occasional breeding suspected some years; rare in Tobago... read more
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