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Nightjars (Caprimulgidae)

Long-trained Nightjar (Macropsalis forcipata) - HBW 5, p. 385

French: Engoulevent à traîne German: Hakenschwanz-Nachtschwalbe Spanish: Chotacabras Coludo

Taxonomy: Caprimulgus forcipatus Nitzsch, 1840, Brazil.
Species name has commonly been given as creagra, but forcipata has priority by ten years; ­contrary to some claims, forcipata has been regularly used in literature during the past 50 years, by Brazilian ornithologists, and so should stand. Monotypic.

Distribution: SE Brazil, in Espírito Santo, Minas Gerais (possibly), Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Paraná, Santa Caterina (possibly) and Rio Grande do Sul; also NE Argentina (Misiones).

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