Birds of Colombia

    CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae (Nightjars)  
Genus: Chordeiles (6 species, 6 worldwide)


Lesser Nighthawk
Lesser Nighthawk (Chordeiles acutipennis acutipennis)
Salamanca National Park,
  White patch below shoulder usually visible. Smaller than Common Nighthawk.
   

White patch below shoulder usually visible. Smaller than Common Nighthawk. Thin white band on wing seen during flight closer to tip of wing than on Common Nighthawk.

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Antillean Nighthawk (Chordeiles gundlachii)
   


Common Nighthawk
Common Nighthawk (Chordeiles minor)
Dry Tortugas National Park, Florida, USA  
   

Migratory. Compare to Lesser Nighthawk. White band on wing seen during flight thinner than on Commpn Pauraque, and further from tip than on Lesser Nighthawk.

Nacunda Nighthawk
Nacunda Nighthawk (Chordeiles nacunda nacunda)
Brazil  
   
Photograph by Andreas Trepte     Copyright and usage info

Least Nighthawk
Least Nighthawk (Chordeiles pusillus)
Surama, Guyana  
   
Photograph by Dave Curtis     Copyright and usage info

Sand-colored Nighthawk
Sand-colored Nighthawk (Chordeiles rupestris)
Ecuador  
   
Photograph by Tropical Birding (Nick Athanas)   © All Rights Reserved.

Sand-colored Nighthawk
Sand-colored Nighthawk (Chordeiles rupestris rupestris)
Peru  
   
Photograph by David Ascanio - www.abtbirds.com   © All Rights Reserved.

Seen during day in large groups along major rivers resting on rocks, driftwood, or trees.


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