French: Engoulevent de Porto Rico German: Puerto-Rico-Nachtschwalbe Spanish: Chotacabras puertorriqueño
Other common names: Puerto Rican Whip-poor-will
Bayamón, Puerto Rico.
In the past considered conspecific with A. vociferus. Monotypic.
S Puerto Rico.
21·5–22·5 cm; unsexed 35–37 g. Sexually dimorphic, though not strongly so. Upperparts greyish-brown tinged rufous and streaked blackish-brown,... read more
Song of male is a rapid series of short, liquid whistles, “whlip, whlip, whlip, whlip, whlip... read more
Typically semi-deciduous forest with hardwood trees and little or no ground vegetation, usually on... read more
Food and feeding
Feeds on beetles, moths and other insects. Forages by making flycatching sallies from perches and hunts beneath tree canopy. Smaller prey... read more
Breeds late Feb–Jul (mainly Apr–Jun), apparently influenced by moon phase. Possibly double-brooded. Territorial. Nest-site... read more
None recorded. Sedentary.
Status and conservation
ENDANGERED. Restricted-range species: present in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands EBA. Long thought to be extinct until rediscovered in 1961. Population in 1984 estimated... read more
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