Birds of Colombia

NIGHTHAWK, nightjar are Nocturnal birds with cryptic plumage 
CHOTACABRAS, guardacaminos son aves de plumaje crÍptico

ORDER: CAPRIMULGIFORMES

FAMILY: CAPRIMULGIDAE

Also called ‘goatsuckers’. Nocturnal birds that like to perch on dry branches near water sources. Also, perch on cables, posts, and roofs. Feed on insects. Identify by their distinctive calls. Extremely short-legged with a tiny bill and a flat small head. Well camouflaged in white and grey with cryptic plumage. These birds are identify by their sounds.

Se llaman también chupa-cabras. Aves nocturnas que posan en ramas secas cerca de fuentes de agua. También posan en cables, postes y en techos. Se alimentan de insectos. Se pueden identificar por los sonidos que emiten los cuales son particulares. De patas muy cortas, pico corto y de cabeza pequeña y plana. Se mimetizan bien debido a su especial plumaje.

Common nighthawk

Name in Spanish: Chotacabras Migratorio

Size/Tamaño: 8.3 - 9.8 in | 21-25 cm
Location: All the country
Altura: <2600
Status:

Photos by: ©Luis A. Materón

common nighthawk, chotacabras migratorio

Chordeiles minor

MALE ♂︎

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Scientific
Name
Name in
Spanish
Name in
English
Chordeiles nacunda Chotacabras Collarejo Nacunda Nighthawk
Chordeiles pusillus Chotacabras Enano Least Nighthawk
Chordeiles rupestris Chotacabras Pechiblanco Sand-colored Nighthawk
Chordeiles acutipennis Chotacabras Chico Lesser Nighthawk
Chordeiles gundlachii Chotacabras Antillano Antillean Nighthawk
Lurocalis semitorquatus Chotacabras Rabicorto Short-tailed Nighthawk
Lurocalis rufiventris Chotacabras Buchirrufo Rufous-bellied Nighthawk
Nyctiprogne leucopyga Chotacabras Coliblanco Band-tailed Nighthawk
Nyctipolus nigrescens Guardacaminos Negruzco Blackish Nightjar
Systellura longirostris Guardacaminos Andino Band-winged Nightjar
Nyctidromus albicollis Bujío Common Pauraque
Uropsalis segmentata Guardacaminos Golondrina Swallow-tailed Nightjar
Uropsalis lyra Guardacaminos Lira Lyre-tailed Nightjar
Setopagis heterura Guardacaminos de Todd Todd’s Nightjar
Hydropsalis cayennensis Guardacaminos Rastrojero White-tailed Nightjar
Hydropsalis maculicaudus Guardacaminos Rabimanchado Spot-tailed Nightjar
Hydropsalis climacocerca Guardacaminos Rabilargo Ladder-tailed Nightjar
Nyctiphrynus rosenbergi Guardacaminos del Chocó Choco Poorwill
Nyctiphrynus ocellatus Guardacaminos Ocelado Ocellated Poorwill
Antrostomus carolinensis Guardacaminos de Carolina Chuck-will’s-widow
Antrostomus rufus Guardacaminos Colorado Rufous Nightjar