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Nacunda Nighthawk Chordeiles nacunda

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

Diet

Insects. Documented taxa in the diet include (Beltzer et al. 1988, ffrench 1991, Haverschmidt and Mees 1994, Cleere 1998):

Coleoptera - Carabidae: Diloboderus abderus; Cerambycidae: Cyllene sp.; Chrysomelidae; Curculionidae; Dysticiadae; Elateridae; Hydrophilidae: Hydrophilus ater; Lampiridae: Photinus sp.; Scarabaeidae; Scolytidae; and Staphylinidae

Dermaptera - Forficulidae: Doru lineare

Diptera

Formicidae

Hemiptera - Belastomidae: Belastoma micentulum; Cercopidae: Tomaspis; Pentatomidae: Nezara viridula, Piezodorus guidini

Homoptera - Cicadidae: Quesada gigas, Proarna rufo

Lepidoptera - Noctuidae: Faronta albilinea

Odontata - Ansioptera

Orthoptera - Acrididae: Dichroplus conspersus; Gryllidae: Gryllus sp.; Tettigoniidae: Gramadera clara

Beltzer et al. (1988) examined the contents of 26 Nacunda Nighthawk stomachs; 70% of the insects (by count) in this sample were Hemiptera.

Foraging Behavior

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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. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.nacnig1.01