Ladder-tailed Nightjar Hydropsalis climacocerca

  • Order: Caprimulgiformes
  • Family: Caprimulgidae
  • Polytypic: 5 subspecies
  • Authors: Maria Smith

Diet and Foraging


Ladder-tailed Nightjar is insectivorous, but its diet is not known in any detail. Schubart et al. (1965) examined the stomach contents of one specimen, and found unidentifiable insect remains ("provàvelmente Hem. e Col.").

Foraging Behavior

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Recommended Citation

Smith, M. (2015). Ladder-tailed Nightjar (Hydropsalis climacocerca), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.