Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Nightjars and Allies :: Rufous Nightjar

Rufous Nightjar Caprimulgus rufus

Described by: Boddaert (1783)
Alternate common name(s): Ruddy Nightjar, St. Lucia Nightjar, Lucien Nightjar, Salta Nightjar
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


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Ex. s. West Indies (s. Lesser Antilles), ex. s. Central America and tropical South America;
Three main populations and many small apparently isolated populations;
(1) S. Costa Rica, Panama (Coiba Is.) to w. and n. Venezuela and Trinidad.
(2) West Indies in the sc. Lesser Antilles (St. Lucia).
(3) E. Colombia, s. Venezuela, Guyana, Surinam, Guiana and ne. Brazil (Bahia, Chapada Diamantina).
(4) S. Brazil and Paraguay.
(5) E. Bolivia and nw. Argentina (Salta).
Populations in c. Colombia, s. Ecuador, Peru and c. Brazil are of uncertain status and not yet assigned to a race.


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Location unknown - Date unknown Source: Ministerio do Meio Ambiente


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


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