Blackish Nightjar Nyctipolus nigrescens

  • Order: Caprimulgiformes
  • Family: Caprimulgidae
  • Monotypic
  • Authors: Kate Bemis

Diet and Foraging


Blackish Nightjar is insectivorous, but its diet is not known in much detail; insects reported from stomachs include moths and beetles (including Elateridae) (Haverschmidt 1968, Willard et al. 1991).

Foraging Behavior

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Recommended Citation

Bemis, K. (2015). Blackish Nightjar (Nyctipolus nigrescens), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.