Eared Poorwill Nyctiphrynus mcleodii

  • Order: Caprimulgiformes
  • Family: Caprimulgidae
  • Polytypic: 2 subspecies
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Distinguishing Characteristics

20 - 21 cm. Eyes dark brown. Bill pale brown tipped black. Legs pink. Presents two morphs: gray and rufous. Gray morph: Crown and nape sandy gray with narrow buff hindcollar. Upperparts gray-brown. Shoulders with chestnut blotches. Feathers that cover upp

Similar Species

Yucatan Poorwill (Nyctiphrynus yucatanicus), is smaller, has white throat band but it does not reach the back. Its distribution is different.

Detailed Description

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Recommended Citation

Eared Poorwill (Nyctiphrynus mcleodii), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: https://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/Species-Account/nb/species/earpoo1