Buff-collared nightjar

The adults are dark with brown, grey, black, and white patterning on the upperparts and breast. The tail is dark brown, with darker finely barred markings throughout. The male has large white outer tail tips on the 3 outermost tail feathers. The female has buffy tail tips. The most distinguishing characteristic to determine its identity from its closest relative the Whip-poor-will is from where the bird gets its name. It shows a prominent buff-colored collar around its neck and nape. Its song is also very different. It sounds like an accelerating cuk, cuk, cuk, cuk, cuk, cukacheea.

The Buff-collared 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 Buff-collared Nightjar's scientific name is named after Robert Ridgway, pioneering American ornithologist of the 1800s. References - 1. ^ Robbins, Chandler S.; Bruun, Bertel; Zim, Herbert S. (1966) (in English). A Guide to Field Identification — Birds of North America. New York: Western Publishing Company, Inc.. p. 168. * BirdLife International (2004). Caprimulgus ridgwayi. 2006. More

The Buff-collared Nightjar is a terrestrial bird that is native to the United States, Nicaragua, Mexico, Honduras and Guatemala. The range of this bird species is more than 600,000 square kilometers. The population of the Buff-collared Nightjar is estimated to be as many as 5 million individual birds. Currently, there is no immediate concern for this bird. Previously, this bird was rated as Lower Risk. At the current time, the Buff-collared Nightjar has an evaluation of Least Concern. More

Buff-collared Nightjar: Resident in southeastern Arizona and southwestern New Mexico; also in Mexico. Preferred habitats include dry open woodlands, scrub, and thorny forest edges. Breeding and Nesting Buff-collared Nightjar: One or two brown and lavender spotted, pale buff eggs are laid on dried leaves or bare ground in the shade. Female incubates eggs for about 21 days. More

location, encounters with Buff-collared Nightjars in the United States are very infrequent. There is little information about this species and it is difficult to determine to what extent, if any, the status of this bird in the United States has changed. Because its distinctive voice is much different from that of other North American nightjars, it seems unlikely that ornithologists could miss this species. More

The Buff-collared Nightjar is a bird that flies with its mouth open to catch insects. Active at night, this bird is usually only seen in the daytime when flushed from a hiding spot on the ground or from a nest site on the ground. Much more common in Mexico, this bird is expanding its range northward so that it can now be found close to the US border with Mexico. In the 1980's the bird could also be found at Arivaipa Canyon. More

anything like” the song of Buff-collared Nightjar, I can actually hear some resemblance. To me the song of Vermilion Flycatcher is distinctively high and sharp, unlike the nightjar, while the kingbird’s song is about the same pitch and tone quality as the nightjar’s. On the other hand, to Nathan the song of Vermilion Flycatcher has a very similar rhythm and pattern to the nightjar, while Cassin’s Kingbird is utterly different. More

The Buff-collared Nightjar is a bird that flies with its... Click to show "Buff-collared Nightjar" result 8 216 x 203 17 kb Magnificent Hummingbird Female Credit: Sheri... Click to show "Buff-collared Nightjar" result 9 140 x 186 12 kb Buff-collared Nightjar Click to show "Buff-collared Nightjar" result 10 340 x 255 15 kb Sunset. More

A buff-collared nightjar can be heard chirping in the Sky Island twilight. Credit: Jim Burns The Sky Islands are forested mountain ranges surrounded by seas of desert and grassland. The Blue Range to the north is a huge expanse of highlands typified by ponderosa pine forests, unfragmented habitat, and the largest remaining roadless area in the state. More

Order : Caprimulgiformes
Family : Caprimulgidae
Genus : Caprimulgus
Species : ridgwayi
Authority : (Nelson, 1897)