Nacunda Nighthawk Chordeiles nacunda

  • Order: Caprimulgiformes
  • Family: Caprimulgidae
  • Polytypic: 2 subspecies
  • Authors: Elsie Shogren


Conservation Status

This Nacunda Nighthawk  is listed as Status of Least Concern by BirdLife International (2011), due to its extensive range. The population trend is thought to be stable, but the global population size is unknown.

Effects of human activity on populations

Little impact. This species forages over airports and cities and around lights in urban and suburban areas (Sick 1983).

Recommended Citation

Shogren, E. (2011). Nacunda Nighthawk (Chordeiles nacunda), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.