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Silky-tailed Nightjar Antrostomus sericocaudatus

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


Geographic Variation

See Vocalizations.

Related Species

2 subspecies of C. sericocaudatus are recognized (Cleere 1998, Holyoak 2001).

Antrostomus sericocaudatus Cassin, 1849, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Phila. 4, p. 238 (South America. Restricted to the vicinity of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil by Dickerman 1975, Bull. Brit. Orn. Club 95, p. 18).

Caprimulgus sericocaudatus mengeli Dickerman 1975, Bull. Brit. Orn. Club 95, p. 19 (Instituto Veterinario de Investigaciones Tropicales y de Alturas, 59 km W of Pucallpa, Department of Ucayali (formerly in the Department of Loreto, Perú).

Recently, Han et. al. (2010) assigned C. sericocaudatus to the genus Antrostomus Bonaparte 1938 based on its placement in a species group with C. salvini and C. badius by Cleere (1999).

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.