Nacunda Nighthawk Chordeiles nacunda

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

Priorities for Future Research

Only the most basic natural history information is known about the Nacunda Nighthawk, much of which comes from a small number of observations from only portions of its vast geographic distribution. Only a few nests have been reported, and there is no information on the length of the incubation or nestling periods or on parental care. Although there is evidence that the species is migratory, its seasonality in many parts of the range have not been documented; in particular, there is confusion in the northern part of the range over which records may pertain to a locally resident population, and which to migrants from southern South America. Population numbers, densities, and demographic data have not been reported.

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.