Puerto Rican Nightjar Antrostomus noctitherus

  • Order: Caprimulgiformes
  • Family: Caprimulgidae
  • Monotypic
  • Authors: Francisco J. Vilella

Diet and Foraging


Insectivorous. Like other members of the family Caprimulgidae, Puerto Rican Nightjars are strictly insectivorous. Nightjars feed on flying insects during crepuscular hours and throughout the night.

Foraging Behavior

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Recommended Citation

Vilella, F. J. (2010). Puerto Rican Nightjar (Antrostomus noctitherus), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.purnig1.01