Nightjars (Caprimulgidae)

Pygmy Nightjar (Caprimulgus hirundinaceus) - HBW 5, p. 355

French: Engoulevent pygmée German: Spixnachtschwalbe Spanish: Chotacabras Pigmeo

Taxonomy: Caprimulgus hirundinaceus Spix, 1825, River Solimões; error = Feira de Sant’Anna, Bahia, Brazil.
Three subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • cearae (Cory, 1917) - NE Brazil (N Ceará to extreme N Bahia).
  • hirundinaceus Spix, 1825 - NE Brazil (S Piauí to Bahia and Alagoas).
  • vielliardi Ribon, 1995 - E Brazil (Colatina, Espírito Santo).