French: Engoulevent d’Anthony German: Equadornachtschwalbe Spanish: Chotacabras de Anthony
Other common names:
W Ecuador (S from Esmeraldas) and NW Peru (NW Amazonas S to NW La Libertad).
18–21 cm; male 32–39 g, female 31–42 g. Sexually dimorphic. Upperparts greyish-brown, speckled buffish and streaked blackish-brown; crown broadly... read more
Advertising song of male is a short, repetitive whistle, “wheeeeo” or “t-wheeeeo”, given from... read more
Prefers arid scrubland with scattered trees and bushes, dry open grassland and edges of deciduous... read more
Food and feeding
Feeds on moths, grasshoppers and beetles. Forages low over vegetation.
Poorly known. Breeding commences at start of rains, which often highly irregular; season possibly Dec–Mar. Possibly double-brooded... read more
Poorly understood. May be partially nomadic, moving seasonally with rains. No other information... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Tumbesian Region EBA and Marañón Valley EBA. Range restricted to arid, coastal lowlands of W... read more
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