Spot-tailed Nightjar (Caprimulgus maculicaudus) - HBW 5, p. 354
French: Engoulevent à queue étoilée
Spanish: Chotacabras Colipinto
Other common names: Pitsweet
Taxonomy: Stenopsis maculicaudus Lawrence, 1862, Pará, Brazil.
Considered by some authors sufficiently distinctive to merit isolation in a separate genus, in which case Antiurus is available. Disjunct populations could represent more than one species. Monotypic.
Distribution: Discontinuously from SE Mexico to the Guianas; and discontinuously from NW & N Brazil S through SE Peru, N & EC Bolivia to E Paraguay and SE Brazil.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
A close-up of an individual on the ground Locality Emas National Park, Goiás State, Brazil (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 11 January 2005 6 years ago 55 sec 4.9
A bird laying on a path, at night Locality Emas National Park, Goiás State, Brazil (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 11 January 2005 6 years ago 30 sec 4.7
bird sitting on the ground Locality Karanambu Lodge, Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo Region, Guyana
Keith and Lynn Youngs 1 November 2007 17 weeks ago 24 sec 3.4
An adult, restin in a branch.
Locality Iranduba, Amazonas State, Brazil
Anselmo d Affonseca 2 years ago 4.6
Individual adult male.
Locality Macapá, Amapá State, Brazil
Bruno Salaroli 3 July 2012 1 year ago 4.4
A bird perched in low bushes
Locality Pixaim River, Pantanal, Mato Grosso State, Brazil
Chris and Megan Perkins 9 November 2010 3 years ago 3.9