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Scissor-tailed Nightjar

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MalePhoto © by Stanley JonesSalta Province, Argentina, October, 2019
Male
Photo © by Stanley Jones
Salta Province, Argentina, October, 2019
Photo © by Fritz73√Ďandubaisal, Entre Rios, Argentina1999
Photo © by Fritz73
√Ďandubaisal, Entre Rios, Argentina1999
Hydropsalis torquata

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[edit] Identification

  • Rufous collar round hindneck

Male: very long whitish outer tail feathers (can be longer than its body)
Female: longish tail

[edit] Distribution

South America: found in The Guianas, Peru, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay and Argentina.

ImmaturePhoto © by Carlos HenriqueArtur Nogueira, SP, Brazil, March 2010
Immature
Photo © by Carlos Henrique
Artur Nogueira, SP, Brazil, March 2010

[edit] Taxonomy

Two subspecies are recognized[1]:

  • H. t. torquata:
  • H. t. furcifer:

Some authorities have used Hydropsalis brasiliana for this species.

[edit] Habitat

Forest and forest edges, and open parks.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] References

  1. Clements, JF. 2010. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2010. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/Clements%206.5.xls/view
  2. Birdforum thread discussing taxonomy of Nightjars and Frogmouths
  3. Birdforum thread discussing which genus this species belongs in
  4. Arthur Grosset

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