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Silky-tailed Nightjar Antrostomus sericocaudatus

  • Order: Caprimulgiformes
  • Family: Caprimulgidae
  • Polytypic: 2 subspecies
  • Authors: F. A. Wilkinson Wilkinson


Conservation Status

The Silky-tailed Nightjar is listed as a Species of Least Concern on the IUCN global Red List of Threatened Species.

Effects of human activity on populations

This species is rare throughout its range. Both populations are susceptible to habitat loss and with the Atlantic Forest and the Amazon Basin constantly threatened with human development (e.g. dams, trans-continental highways), known populations of the Silky-tailed Nightjar may rapidly decline.

Recommended Citation

Wilkinson, F. A. W. (2011). Silky-tailed Nightjar (Antrostomus sericocaudatus), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.