White-winged Potoo (Nyctibius leucopterus) - HBW 5, p. 300
French: Ibijau à ailes blanches
Spanish: Nictibio Aliblanco
Taxonomy: Caprimulgus leucopterus Wied, 1821, near Conquista, Bahia, Brazil.
Formerly considered to include N. maculosus, which differs, however, in size, plumage, voice, and elevational distribution. Includes two populations: Amazonian form is a new taxon, as yet undescribed, perhaps deserving species status. Currently treated as monotypic.
Distribution: Lowlands of Amazonia in N Brazil, S Guyana and distantly scattered unpublished localities, probably occurring throughout; also single site in E Brazil (type locality).
- Least Concern Enlarge map
One bird perched; singing one time in response to my imitation. Locality Porto Seguro, Bahia State, Brazil (Monotypic species)
Ciro Albano 13 March 2012 1 year ago 1 min 20 sec 3.7