Nacunda Nighthawk (Podager nacunda) - HBW 5, p. 336
French: Engoulevent nacunda
Spanish: Añapero Ñacundá
Taxonomy: Caprimulgus nacunda Vieillot, 1817, Paraguay.
Two subspecies currently recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- minor Cory, 1915 - N & C Colombia E through Venezuela, Trinidad, the Guianas and N Brazil.
- nacunda (Vieillot, 1817) - E Peru E through Brazil (S of Amazon) and S to C Argentina.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 13 videos
Nacunda Nighthawk, frontal view of a bird roosting on the edge of a lake at Porto Jofre. Locality Pantanal, Mato Grosso State, Brazil
Mark Andrews 5 August 2010 3 years ago 44 sec 4.9
At dawn, bird on the shore of the lake Locality Porto Jofre, Pantanal, Mato Grosso State, Brazil (ssp nacunda)
Alain Fossé 26 September 2013 46 weeks ago 3 min 1 sec 4.6
A frontal view of a bird next to a road (and then almost hit by a car!). Locality Paramaribo, Paramaribo District, Suriname (ssp minor)
Pieter de Groot Boersma 10 July 2011 2 years ago 19 sec 4.3
A ventral view of a bird on a road at night. Locality Paramaribo, Paramaribo District, Suriname (ssp minor)
Pieter de Groot Boersma 10 July 2011 2 years ago 28 sec 4.3
A bird on the grass Locality Pantanal, Brazil (ssp nacunda)
Max Roth 30 April 2002 9 years ago 10 sec 4.1
A bird sitting next to a road at night, eventually flying away. Locality Paramaribo, Paramaribo District, Suriname (ssp minor)
Pieter de Groot Boersma 10 July 2011 2 years ago 16 sec 4
PhotosSee all 12 photos
Locality Waterloo, Trinidad, Trinidad and Tobago (ssp minor)
nigel lallsingh 1 September 2012 2 years ago 4.5
An individual resting on the ground.
Locality Loreto, Beni Department, Bolivia (ssp nacunda)
Joe Tobias 26 September 2005 1 year ago 4
Roosting on ground
Locality Pantanal, Brazil
Philip Perry 7 September 2010 2 years ago 4
A bird sitting on the ground
Locality Passo do Lontra, Pantanal, Mato Grosso do Sul State, Brazil
Tadeusz Stawarczyk 11 August 2010 2 years ago 4
Single bird perched on a dead branch at the side of the Essequibo River.
Locality Iwokrama River Lodge, Iwokrama Forest Reserve, Guyana (ssp minor Cory, 1915)
Allan Hopkins 10 November 2012 1 year ago 3.9
Nacunda Nighthawk in Ubatumirim. © Elis Simpson
Locality Ubatumirim, Ubatuba, São Paulo State, Brazil
Rick and Elis Simpson 10 April 2011 2 years ago 3.8