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Scrub Nightjar Nyctidromus anthonyi

  • Order: Caprimulgiformes
  • Family: Caprimulgidae
  • Monotypic
  • Authors: Ema Nakao Nakao


Conservation Status

Despite the small geographic range occupied by the Scrub Nightjar, the IUCN Red List conservation status of this species is rated as Least Concern (BirdLife 2011).

Effects of human activity on populations

The Scrub Nightjar is believed to be increasing in population due to human activity creating preferred habitats for the nightjar. Ongoing habit degradation, clearance of dense scrub and woodland for pasturage and continuing deforestation are factors believed to increase the population of the Scrub Nightjar, although this suggestion has not been confirmed or quantified (Cleere 1998, Ridgely and Greenfield 2001a, BirdLife International 2011).

Recommended Citation

Nakao, E. N. (2011). Scrub Nightjar (Nyctidromus anthonyi), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.