Nightjars (Caprimulgidae)

Common Poorwill (Phalaenoptilus nuttallii) - HBW 5, p. 343

French: Engoulevent de Nuttall German: Winternachtschwalbe Spanish: Chotacabras Pachacua
Other common names: Poorwill

Taxonomy: Caprimulgus Nuttallii Audubon, 1844, upper Missouri between Fort Pierre and mouth of the Cheyenne River, South Dakota.
Five subspecies currently recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • nuttallii (Audubon, 1844) - SW Canada S through W USA to N Mexico.
  • californicus Ridgway, 1887 - W California and NW Baja California.
  • hueyi Dickey, 1928 - SE California, SW Arizona and N Baja California.

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  • nuttallii (Audubon, 1844) - SW Canada S through W USA to N Mexico.
  • californicus Ridgway, 1887 - W California and NW Baja California.
  • hueyi Dickey, 1928 - SE California, SW Arizona and N Baja California.
  • dickeyi Grinnell, 1928 - S Baja California.
  • adustus van Rossem, 1941 - extreme S Arizona S to C Sonora.