French: Engoulevent à queue courte German: Bändernachtschwalbe Spanish: Añapero colicorto
Other common names:
Chestnut-banded Nighthawk (nattereri)
J. F. Gmelin
Subspecies and Distribution
L. s. stonei
Huber, 1923 – SE Mexico S through NE Guatemala and N Honduras to NE Nicaragua, E & SW Costa Rica and S to coastal W Colombia and NW Ecuador.
L. s. semitorquatus
(J. F. Gmelin, 1789) – Colombia and W & S Venezuela E through the Guianas, and extreme NW Brazil; probably this race in Trinidad and Tobago.
L. s. schaeferi
Phelps, Sr & Phelps, Jr, 1952 – N Venezuela (Aragua).
L. s. nattereri
(Temminck, 1822) – E Ecuador, N & E Peru and Brazil S of R Amazon S to N & E Bolivia and N & NE Argentina (Salta, Misiones).
19–29 cm; male 82–89 g, female 79–81 g. Sexes similar; wing-tips project well beyond tip of tail. Upperparts dark brown, speckled and spotted rufous and... read more
Call is a repetitive, wader-like whistle, “too-it” or “to-ic”, given in... read more
Typically forested, wooded or partly wooded lowlands: rainforest, humid forest, forested foothills... read more
Food and feeding
Feeds on moths, beetles, bugs and other insects. Forages in flight.
Breeds late Jan to early Apr in Panama, possibly May–Jun in Venezuela, Oct–Dec in Brazil, and late Nov to Jan in Argentina.... read more
Most populations possibly sedentary. Race nattereri may be migratory in S of range. In S... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. In Central America, uncommon to frequent in Atlantic lowlands from extreme SE Mexico to Honduras; widespread and locally uncommon to common in Costa... read more
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