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Band-winged Nightjar Systellura longirostris

  • Order: Caprimulgiformes
  • Family: Caprimulgidae
  • Polytypic: 7 subspecies
  • Authors: Sarah Crestol

Priorities for Future Research

Band-winged Nightjar is widespread, is not rare, and occupies open habitats, even urban areas; even so, its life history is relatively poorly known. Although it is clear that some populations are migratory, the seasonality of its occurrence still is not well documented in many regions, including southern Brazil. A more thorough investigation of the relationships and classification of the subspecies of Band-winged Nightjar is warranted, as the current classification as a single species almost surely is incorrect. There also is little or no information on such topics as territoriality and population density, dispersal, life span and survivorship, and molts for Band-winged Nightjar.

Recommended Citation

Crestol, S. (2015). Band-winged Nightjar (Systellura longirostris), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.