Pygmy Nightjar (Caprimulgus hirundinaceus) - HBW 5, p. 355
French: Engoulevent pygmée
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).
- Least Concern Enlarge map
Birds in the habitat. Locality Quixadá, Ceará State, Brazil (ssp cearae)
Ciro Albano 6 January 2012 4 years ago 1 min 28 sec 4.6
One bird exited with my presence. During the day (roosting site). Locality Quixadá, Ceará State, Brazil (ssp cearae)
Ciro Albano 25 January 2010 6 years ago 44 sec 4.4
Two juveniles roosting. Close ups views of one of them. Locality Quixadá, Ceará State, Brazil (ssp cearae)
Ciro Albano 27 February 2012 4 years ago 1 min 28 sec 4.4
A bird at day time roosting on a large rock. Locality Morada Nova, Ceará State, Brazil (ssp cearae)
Josep del Hoyo 3 October 2008 7 years ago 23 sec 4.2
A bird running and then resting. Locality Morada Nova, Ceará State, Brazil (ssp cearae)
Josep del Hoyo 4 October 2008 7 years ago 28 sec 3.3
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Bacurauzinho da caatinga
Locality Vitória, Espirito Santo State, Brazil (ssp vielliardi)
Lindolfo Souto 25 July 2014 1 year ago 4.6
Locality Salgueiro, Pernambuco State, Brazil
Jean Júnior Barcik 18 February 2014 1 year ago 4.1
One bird perched.
Locality Boa Nova, Bahia State, Brazil
Carlos Gussoni 7 May 2016 7 weeks ago 4
This is a very dark form.
Locality Boa Nova, Bahia State, Brazil (ssp vielliardi)
Ciro Albano 16 November 2008 7 years ago 3.9
On the rocks
Locality Boa Nova, Bahia State, Brazil (ssp hirundinaceus)
Niels Poul Dreyer 16 January 2014 1 year ago 3.8
The Caatinga forest ground, habitat of this endemic Nightjar
Locality Quixadá, Ceará State, Brazil (ssp cearae)
José Augusto 28 August 2010 5 years ago 3.7