Blackish Nightjar Nyctipolus nigrescens

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

Priorities for Future Research

Basic studies, such as detailed diet information or total populations estimates, have never been completed and this information would be helpful for assuring effective and continued conservation of Blackish Nightjar. It would be interesting to pursue reports of browner individuals from Colombia and Ecuador to establish if these populations are distinct. While the breeding biology is well documented in comparison to many Neotropical caprimulgids, there is still much to learn about what influences semi-colonial nesting in some individuals and not in others.

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.