Tawny-collared Nightjar Antrostomus salvini

  • Order: Caprimulgiformes
  • Family: Caprimulgidae
  • Monotypic
  • Authors: Thomas S. Schulenberg, Marîa del Coro Arizmendi, Claudia I. Rodríguez-Flores, Carlos A. Soberanes-González, Andy Johnson, and Jake Sousa


  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding
Distribution of the Tawny-collared Nightjar
eBird range map for Tawny-collared Nightjar

Generated from eBird observations (Year-Round, 1900-present)

Distribution in the Americas

Tawny-collared Nightjar is endemic to northeastern Mexico. It is distributed from central Nuevo Leona and central Tamaulipas south to Veracruz (Friedmann 1950, Howell and Webb 1995). It is largely resident, but at least some move south in the nonbreeding season, e.g. a record from December in northern Oaxaca (Binford 1989). It may be resident in northern Chiapas, however, where recorded in June (Alvarez del Toro 1954). A specimen from Nicaragua is in poor condition, and it is not clear whether this specimen refers to salvini or to Anstrostomus badius (Yucatan Nightjar) (Martínez-Sánchez and Will 2010).

Tawny-collared Nightjar is restricted to the lowlands, occurring from sea level up to 500 m (Howell and Webb 1995)

Distribution outside the Americas

Endemic to the Americas.


Tawny-colored Nightjar occupies "arid to semihumid, brushy woodland, thorn forest, and dense scrub"; it does not occur in overgrazed or in more humid or more forested areas (Howell and Webb 1995).

Historical changes

None reported.

Fossil history

None reported.

Recommended Citation

Schulenberg, T. S., M. d. C. Arizmendi, C. I. Rodríguez-Flores, C. A. Soberanes-González, A. Johnson, and J. Sousa (2014). Tawny-collared Nightjar (Antrostomus salvini), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.tacnig1.01