French: Engoulevent sable German: Flussnachtschwalbe Spanish: Añapero blanco
rocky islands in the Rio Negro, Brazil.
Subspecies and Distribution
C. r. xyostictus
Oberholser, 1914 – C Colombia (Cundinamarca).
C. r. rupestris
(Spix, 1825) – NE Ecuador, NE Peru, SE Colombia (from Meta and Guainía) and S Venezuela E through N & C Brazil and S to C Bolivia.
19–24 cm. Sexes similar. Upperparts pale greyish-brown, mottled and streaked brown and cinnamon, no nuchal collar; wing-coverts pale greyish-brown, cinnamon and whitish... read more
Call is a trilled “rrrr-wo-wo-wo”, given in flight or from perches; other calls include... read more
Mainly rivers and marshes in forest and secondary growth, on rocky islands, sandy beaches and... read more
Food and feeding
Feeds on insects, including moths and termites. Forages in flight, hunting low over sandbars and beaches or higher up above rivers. Also... read more
Breeds during dry season in low-water periods, Jan and Jul to possibly late Sept in Colombia, May–Aug in Peru and Jun–Sept in... read more
Poorly known. Possibly some local movements in parts of range.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. In Colombia, locally fairly common to common in suitable habitat, especially along Amazon, Orinoco and Negro rivers; very few published data from... read more
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