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)
La Selva OTS, Heredia province, Costa Rica.
Identified to this species due to dark overall
appearance and the extensive white on the wing coverts. (D3)
Chapada de Araripe, Ceará state, Brazil.
most widespread neotropical nightjar. On this bird, the long tail, buff
cheaks, and rufous throat are the identifying features. (D3)
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)
Cristalino Jungle Lodge, Mato Grosso state, Brazil.
on the roof of one of the guest cabins. I'm going by the very dark
overall appearance and the extensive buff and cinnamon markings. (D3)
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. Please
email me if you think it's something else. (D3)
Tandayapa Bird Lodge, Pichincha
A female incubating on a nest. The rufous
nuchal collar is a good feature to separate it from other sympatric