Band-winged Nightjar

Over its large range, there are signifincant variations in its morphology, but, as suggested by its common name, it always has a distinctive band in the wing , which is white in the male, buff in the female. Traditionally, only seven subspecies have been recognized, but two new subspecies, one from Chile have been described within the last few years.

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

The Band-winged Nightjar (Caprimulgus longirostris) is a species of nightjar in the Caprimulgidae family. It is widespread in South America, where found in the Andes, Venezuelan Coastal Range, Santa Marta Mountains, Tepuis, most of Chile, Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay and eastern Brazil. It occurs in a wide range of habitats, from the edge of humid montanes forest to shrubby semi-deserts (e.g. in south-eastern Brazil, it may even roost on roofs in major cities), but it strictly avoids tropical humid lowland forests such as the Amazon. More

band-winged nightjars have colonized Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), Madagascar nightjars (Caprimulgus madagascariensis) occur in towns in Madagascar, and savanna nightjars (C. affinis) are at home in such large Indonesian cities as Jakarta and Surabaya. Behavior Like other Caprimulgiformes, nightjars and nighthawks are essentially crepuscular and nocturnal birds that sit quietly in roosts during the day and become active from around dusk until dawn. More

Band-winged Nightjar Caprimulgus longirostris = * Home Expand Log in Menu item Register Menu item Log out Menu item Change login details Menu item Why register? Expand UK & Ireland Menu item Birding sites More

different from Band-winged Nightjar in the Andes. Only nightjar on the coast. More

Band-winged Nightjar Caprimulgus longirostris 2009 IUCN Red List Category (as evaluated by BirdLife International - the official Red List Authority for birds for IUCN): Least Concern Justification This species has an extremely large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence 30% decline over ten years or three generations). More

Band-winged Nightjar Caprimulgus longirostris = Described by: Bonaparte (1825) Alternate common name(s): Rufous-naped Nightjar Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors Photographs No photographs are available for this species Range N., w., s. and se. South America; (1) W. Colombia, w. and n. Venezuela and Ecuador. (2) Se. Venezuela (Mt. Duida and Mt. Roraima). (3) C. and s. Peru, c. and sw. Bolivia, nw. More

Band-Winged Nightjar Caprimulgus longirostris Yannacocha, Ecuador Wednesday 16th January 2008 Digiscoped with a Nikon Coolpix 995 and a Swarovski 80HD Scope. More

XC10 :: Band-winged Nightjar (Caprimulgus longirostris ruficervix) = Recording data Recordist Bob Planqué Date 19-08-2002 Time 18:50 Country Ecuador Location La Libertad, Cañar Longitude W78.42'0" Latitude S2. More

Order : Caprimulgiformes
Family : Caprimulgidae
Genus : Caprimulgus
Species : longirostris
Authority : Bonaparte, 1825