Jamaican Pauraque Siphonorhis americana

  • Order: Caprimulgiformes
  • Family: Caprimulgidae
  • Monotypic
  • Authors: Andrew Dreelin



Undocumented. Presumably Jamaican Pauraque wsa nocturnal, and captured flying insects in sallies from a perch on the ground.


There are no published data on territorial defense, maintenance, or fidelity, or of home range size, for Jamaican Pauraque.

Sexual Behavior

Undocumented; presumably was at least socially monogamous.

Social and interspecific behavior

Undescribed; presumably was solitary or in pairs.

Recommended Citation

Dreelin, A. (2014). Jamaican Pauraque (Siphonorhis americana), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.jampau.01