Eared Poorwill Nyctiphrynus mcleodii

  • Order: Caprimulgiformes
  • Family: Caprimulgidae
  • Polytypic: 2 subspecies
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Forages usually solitary. Captures prey, stalking from its perch in trees or on ground.

Social and interspecific behavior

They are usually solitary, without social behavior.

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