Caprimulgus ekmani

The Hispaniola Nightjar is a species of nightjar in the Caprimulgidae family. It is found in Haiti and the Dominican Republic. This species was previously believed to be conspecific with Caprimulgus cubanensis.

The Caprimulgus ekmani is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

* Hispaniolan Nightjar, Caprimulgus ekmani : Found in the Dominican Republic and Haiti. * Tawny-collared Nightjar, Caprimulgus salvini : Found in Mexico and Nicaragua. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry forests. * Yucatan Nightjar, Caprimulgus badius : Found in Belize, Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua, and possibly Honduras. More

Caprimulgus ekmani Hispaniolan Nightjar from Caprimulus cubanensis Cuban Nightjar citing solely "notable differences in voice". In recent years, it has been widely recognised that vocal differences are likely to serve as the chief method of reproductive isolation among nocturnal families, such as owls and nightjars. Finally, in terms of biogeography, the extreme separation between heterurus, whose distribution is: COLOMBIA(lrR+),BOLIVIA(lfR+),BRAZIL(lfR+),PARAGUAY(lcR+uR+),URUGUAY(uR+),ARGENTINA(luR+) argues against conspecificity. More

Order : Caprimulgiformes
Family : Caprimulgidae
Genus : Caprimulgus
Species : ekmani
Authority : (Lönnberg, 1929)