Yucatan Nightjar Antrostomus badius

  • Order: Caprimulgiformes
  • Family: Caprimulgidae
  • Monotypic
  • Authors: Thomas S. Schulenberg, Marîa del Coro Arizmendi, Claudia I. Rodríguez-Flores, Carlos A. Soberanes-González, Robert A. Behrstock, and Aimee Van Tatenhove
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Priorities for Future Research

Many aspects of the life history of Yucatan Nighjar are poorly known and merit further investigation. There is very little known about its diet and reproductive biology. There also are no quantitative data on population density or population trends for Yucatan Nightjar, or information on such topics as age at first breeding, life span and survivorship, dispersal, population regulation, molts, territoriality, and sexual behavior. Further investigation of the seasonality of its distribution also is warranted, especially in Guatemala, Belize, and Honduras.

Recommended Citation

Schulenberg, T. S., M. d. C. Arizmendi, C. I. Rodríguez-Flores, C. A. Soberanes-González, R. A. Behrstock, and A. Van Tatenhove (2014). Yucatan Nightjar (Antrostomus badius), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.yucnig1.01