White-tailed Nightjar Hydropsalis cayennensis

  • Order: Caprimulgiformes
  • Family: Caprimulgidae
  • Polytypic: 6 subspecies
  • Authors: Mary Margaret Ferraro

Priorities for Future Research

White-tailed Nightjar is widespread, is not rare, and occupies open habitats; even so, its life history is relatively poorly known. There is only very basic information on its nesting biology, and its diet also is not well known. There also is little or no information on such topics as territoriality and population density, dispersal, life span and survivorship, and molts for White-tailed Nightjar. The isolated population of White-tailed Nightjar on Martinique may be threatened, and so its conservation status on Martinique merits careful monitoring.

Recommended Citation

Ferraro, M. M. (2015). White-tailed Nightjar (Hydropsalis cayennensis), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.whtnig1.01