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 4 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 1 year 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 3 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 3 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 3 years ago 16 sec 4
PhotosSee all 13 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 2 years 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 3 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)
Allan Hopkins 10 November 2012 2 years ago 3.9
Nacunda Nighthawk in Ubatumirim. © Elis Simpson
Locality Ubatumirim, Ubatuba, São Paulo State, Brazil
Rick and Elis Simpson 10 April 2011 3 years ago 3.8