Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Nightjars and Allies :: Short-tailed Nighthawk

Short-tailed Nighthawk Lurocalis semitorquatus

Described by: Gmelin, J. F. (1789)
Alternate common name(s): Semicollared Nighthawk, Semi-collared Nighthawk, Chestnut-banded Nighthawk, Natterer's Nighthawk
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


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C. Central America to s. Tropical South America;
Fragmented distribution with about three major populations;
(1) S. Mexico (e. Chiapas), e. Guatemala (Biotopo Chocon Machaca, El Golfete, Dpto. Izabal) and n. Honduras to ne. Nicaragua and Costa Rica (Caribbean slope, Pacific sw).
(2) Panama and Cebaco Is.
(3) N. and ne. Colombia, nw.,c. and s. Venezuela, Trinidad, Guyana, Surinam, Guiana and nw. Brazil.
(4) Nc. Venezuela.
(5) E. Ecuador, e. Peru, n. and e. Bolivia, Amazonian, e. and s. Brazil (e. Bahia in Porto Seguro, Chapada Diamantina (Ibicoara and Lencois)) to n. Argentina (e. Formosa and Misiones).


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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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