Least Pauraque Siphonorhis brewsteri

  • © José Yoel Hernández Sanquintin

The Least Pauraque is a small, finely-marked nightjar restricted to central and western Hispaniola. It is closely related to the extinct Jamaican Pauraque (Siphonorhis americana), but is smaller, grayer, and shorter-tailed. The song is a rising, trilled whistle and a variety of calls are also given. The Least Pauraque occurs primarily in xeric woodland and scrub, particularly areas with cacti and thorny shrubs.

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  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding

Recommended Citation

Least Pauraque (Siphonorhis brewsteri), 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/leapau1