Birds of Colombia

    CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae (Nightjars)  
Genus: Nyctidromus (1 species, 2 worldwide)

Pauraque (Nyctidromus albicollis)
La Danta, Antioquia, Colombia  
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Pauraque (Nyctidromus albicollis)
Texas, United States  
Photograph by Andy Morffew     Copyright and usage info

Common, widespread and vocally distinctive.
Note there is a lot of white in the tail (varies between races) and can be seen during flight.
One egg on leaf litter.

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