French: Engoulevent pygmée German: Spixnachtschwalbe Spanish: Chotacabras pigmeo
River Solimões; error = Feira de Sant’Anna, Bahia, Brazil
Subspecies and Distribution
N. h. cearae
(Cory, 1917) – NE Brazil from N Ceará S to extreme N Bahia.
N. h. hirundinaceus
(Spix, 1825) – NE Brazil in S Piauí, Bahia (except extreme N) and Alagoas.
N. h. vielliardi
(Ribon, 1995) – E Brazil in SE Minas Gerais and WC Espírito Santo.
16–20 cm; 26 g (one male). Sexually dimorphic. Upperparts and wing-coverts greyish brown, densely speckled greyish white or tawny and buff; no scapular pattern and no... read more
Song of male is a short, whistled “wheeo” or “wheo”, often preceded by 3... read more
Typically woodland, but also cleared areas; roosts and nests in open gravelly stony areas (... read more
Food and feeding
Probably feeds on insects. Forages in open country but methods not described.
Poorly documented. Breeding season apparently lengthy, since eggs or chicks recorded at least in Jan, Mar, May, Jun, Jul and Nov... read more
None documented. All races possibly sedentary.
Status and conservation
Not globaly threatened (Least Concern). Restricted-range species: present in North-east Brazilian Caatinga EBA. Currently considered Near-threatened. Previously considered... read more
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