Birds of Colombia

    CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae (Nightjars)  
Genus: Hydropsalis (3 species, 4 worldwide)

White-tailed Nightjar
White-tailed Nightjar (Hydropsalis cayennensis)
Karanambu, Guyana  
Photograph by Mikael Bauer   © All Rights Reserved.

Note white tail, white in other places, and tawny collar around back of neck.

Ladder-tailed Nightjar
Ladder-tailed Nightjar (Hydropsalis climacocerca climacocerca)
Leticia, Amazonas, Colombia  

Spot-tailed Nightjar
Spot-tailed Nightjar (Hydropsalis maculicaudus)
  Note light colored scapular band (top of wings) (HBW).
Photograph by Stephen G. Davis   © All Rights Reserved.

Spot-tailed Nightjar
Spot-tailed Nightjar (Hydropsalis maculicaudus)
Mururito Reserve, Llanos Orientales, Colombia  
Photograph by Manakin Nature Tours - Luis UrueƱa   © All Rights Reserved.

Has a buff/ochre collar as many similar species have. Male has white tail tips and white spots on tail.

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