Chordeiles nacunda nacunda
Campo de Jofre, Transpantanal Highway, Mato Grosso state, Brazil.
world's most beautiful nighthawk, found locally in savanna areas in
South America. They are especially easy to see in the Pantanal, where
they often fly around even in broad daylight. (S6)
Chordeiles acutipennis aequatorialis
El Tambo, Santa Elena province, Ecuador.
Chordeiles acutipennis (ssp.?)
Vía Parque Isla de Salamanca, Magdalena department, Colombia.
This bird was roosting in a tree near the mangroves. (D6)
30 km south of Presidente Figuereido, Amazonas state, Brazil.
is not a well-marked bird, but I don't think there is any other
nightjar here that is so dark with cinnamon and buff markings. (D3)
Systellura longirostris ruficervix
Yanacocha, Pichincha province, Ecuador.
Male. I suspect it was on eggs, but I did not want to disturb the bird to find out. 11 August 2013. (S10)
Porto Jofre, Mato Grosso state, Brazil.
most widespread neotropical nightjar. (S8f)
Refugio Paz de las Aves, Pichincha
Male. This Andean species' tail feathers can reach up to 80 cm (32 in) in length. (S8)
Tandayapa Bird Lodge, Pichincha
A female incubating on a nest. The rufous
nuchal collar is a good feature to separate it from other sympatric
nightjars. I don't remember the exact date, but it was somewhere around July 2000. (S1)
Hydropsalis climacocerca (ssp?)
Cristalino Jungle Lodge, Mato Grosso state, Brazil.
Female. I'm uncertain to which subspecies this individual should be classified. (S8)
Hydropsalis torquata furcifer
Santa Teresa, Pantanal, Mato Grosso state, Brazil.
Savegre Valley, San José province, Costa Rica.
Endemic to the highlands of Costa Rica and western Panama. (S8)
Back to gallery index