Least Nighthawk Chordeiles pusillus

  • Order: Caprimulgiformes
  • Family: Caprimulgidae
  • Polytypic: 6 subspecies
  • Authors: Dominique Hellmich


Conservation Status

Least Nighthawk has a very wide geographic distribution, and the population is believed to be stable. Consequently the IUCN Red List conservation status of Least Nighthawk is evaluated as Least Concern (BirdLife International 2014).

Effects of human activity on populations

No threats to Least Nighthawk are identified by BirdLife International (2014).

Recommended Citation

Hellmich, D. (2014). Least Nighthawk (Chordeiles pusillus), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.leanig1.01