French: Engoulevent de Salvin German: Salvinnachtschwalbe Spanish: Chotacabras ticuer
E. J. O. Hartert
no locality = Mirador, Veracruz, Mexico
E Mexico from C Nuevo León S to N Veracruz; winter records to S Veracruz.
23–25·5 cm. Sexually dimorphic. Upperparts blackish-brown boldly streaked and spotted blackish, with indistinct tawny or buff nuchal collar; wing-coverts... read more
Song of male is a rapid “chip, willow”, “yip, willow” or “chip, wow”; sings from perches at dusk... read more
Lowland semi-deserts and dry, open woodland with scrub; occasionally also farmland and fields,... read more
Food and feeding
Feeds on insects. Forages from perches and possibly from ground.
Poorly documented. Breeds Apr–Aug. Clutch 2 eggs, whitish with brown and grey markings; chick not described.
Generally sedentary, although occasionally undertakes local movements outside breeding season (Dec... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Generally confined to woodland and scrubland in E Mexico, where considered a common to fairly common breeding bird in lowlands. Status uncertain in... read more
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