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
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Macho adulto vocalizando.
Locality Dourado, São Paulo State, Brazil (ssp parvulus)
João Carlos Martins 23 September 2010 2 years ago 4.7
A bird sitting motionless on a branch above the path
Locality Rurrenabaque, Beni Department, Bolivia
Paul van Giersbergen 29 July 2013 1 year ago 4.5
Locality Floresta Nacional do Tapajós, Pará State, Brazil
Rodrigo Y Castro 01 1 year ago 4.3
perched on ground
Locality La Candelaria, Salta Province, Argentina (Monotypic species)
Jacob Wijpkema 1 January 2006 6 weeks ago 4
Locality La Candelaria, Salta Province, Argentina (ssp parvulus)
Jacob Wijpkema 28 March 2004 8 weeks ago 4
Little Nightjar resting on a branch
Locality Pantanal, Mato Grosso State, Brazil
Barb Winterfield 19 September 2013 2 years ago 4