French: Engoulevent à faucilles German: Sichelschwingen-Nachtschwalbe Spanish: Chotacabras pantanero
São Paulo, Brazil
S Brazil (Minas Gerais, patchily S to Rio Grande do Sul), C & S Paraguay (Concepción to Misiones) and N & NE Argentina (S to Buenos Aires). Recorded (perhaps migrating individuals) N in Brazil to Distrito Federal and Tocantins#R.
18–20 cm; one male 43·5 g. Sexually dimorphic, with differences most readily apparent in flight. Upperparts pale greyish brown, lightly spotted dark brown,... read more
Calls include soft, repetitive “chip”, “tchup” or “tchut”, from... read more
Edges of gallery forest, along streams or rivers through gallery forest, in monte (chaco-type... read more
Food and feeding
Diet poorly studied, but includes beetles, moths and ants. Foraging methods poorly documented. Forages in flight by fluttering and gliding... read more
Poorly known. Breeds possibly Aug–Jan in SE Brazil (Aug in Paraná, Nov to early Jan in São Paulo) and Sept–Dec in... read more
Very poorly known. May be migratory in parts of range, S populations moving N during non-breeding... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened. Very scarce and little known throughout range, though possibly under-recorded in many regions. In Brazil,... read more
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