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Sickle-winged Nightjar Eleothreptus anomalus

  • Order: Caprimulgiformes
  • Family: Caprimulgidae
  • Monotypic
  • Authors: Nathaniel Young

Priorities for Future Research

Sickle-winged Nightjar is a very distinctive, but uncommon and very poorly known species. It is reported from a wide range of habitats, from marshes and wet grasslands to gallery forest, yet is local and uncommon; this suggests that its habitat requirements have yet to be properly understood (or perhaps that it occupies different habitats on a seasonal basis). Its geographic range also is not well delineated, especially with respect to core breeding and nonbreeding areas. We have little to no information on breeding system, incubation, territoriality and population density, dispersal, life span and survivorship, molts, and geographic variation.

Recommended Citation

Young, N. (2015). Sickle-winged Nightjar (Eleothreptus anomalus), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.