Little Nightjar

The Little 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 Little Nightjar (Caprimulgus parvulus) is a species of nightjar in the Caprimulgidae family. It is found in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, and heavily degraded former forest. References - * BirdLife International 2004. Caprimulgus parvulus. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 24 July 2007. More

Little Nightjar is, as his name suggests, little! It is one of the commonest and most widespread nightjars in Paraguay, being particularly fond of dry semi-open scrub at the edge of woodland. Size is the first good clue towards correctly identifying them. Though they closely resemble many other nightjars in plumage, few are as dimunitive!FIGURE 1 - Adult male, Estancia Laguna Blanca, Departamento San Pedro (Paul Smith November 2005). More

Nightjar for heterurus and Southern Little Nightjar for parvulus would be appropriate English names. Although I generally don't like the use of "Northern" and "Southern" for distinguishing closely related taxa with different latitudinal distributions, but in this case it is quite appropriate. Thus, I vote "no" for the uninformative Todd's Nightjar, if nothing else to generate discussion for the above alternative." Comments from Stiles: "YES. More

Order : Caprimulgiformes
Family : Caprimulgidae
Genus : Caprimulgus
Species : parvulus
Authority : Gould, 1837