Little Nightjar (Caprimulgus parvulus) - HBW 5, p. 354
French: Engoulevent des bois
Spanish: Chotacabras Chico
Taxonomy: Caprimulgus parvulus Gould, 1837, near Santa Fé, River Paraná, Argentina.
Formerly considered conspecific with C. anthonyi, but differs in vocalizations. Birds of Santa Marta region (N Colombia) have been considered a separate species, C. heterurus, again on basis of vocal differences, but these are normally considered insufficiently marked to justify such a split. Two subspecies currently recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- heterurus (Todd, 1915) - N Colombia and NW & CE Venezuela.
- parvulus Gould, 1837 - E Peru through Brazil (S of Amazon) and S to N Argentina and Uruguay.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
Macho adulto vocalizando.
Locality Dourado, São Paulo State, Brazil
João Carlos Martins 23 September 2010 43 weeks ago 4.6
Captured at noon, resting on a branch
Locality Boca de Uchire, Anzoátegui State, Venezuela (ssp heterurus)
Luis R Figueroa 12 September 2008 9 weeks ago 4
Little Nightjar resting on a branch
Locality Pantanal, Mato Grosso State, Brazil
Barb Winterfield 19 September 2013 20 weeks ago 4
Bird resting on the road at night.
Locality Chapada dos Guimaraes, Mato Grosso State, Brazil (Monotypic species)
ALBERTO GARCIA RIOS 27 August 2008 1 year ago 4
Adult male sat on the ground, white throat is obscured
Locality Chaco Province, Argentina
ben lascelles 22 October 2008 4 years ago 3.8
A female in hand.
Locality Madre de Dios mouth, Pando Department, Bolivia (ssp parvulus)
Joe Tobias 14 May 2005 1 year ago 3.6