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) Male
Leticia, Amazonas, Colombia  
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Ladder-tailed Nightjar
Ladder-tailed Nightjar (Hydropsalis climacocerca) Female
Iranduba, Amazonas, Brazil  
Photograph by Anselmo d'Affonseca   © All Rights Reserved.

Spot-tailed Nightjar
Spot-tailed Nightjar (Hydropsalis maculicaudus)
Apiacás, Mato Grosso, Brazil
  Note light colored scapular band (top of wings) (HBW).
Photograph by Hector Bottai     Copyright and usage info

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