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Cayenne Nightjar
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Male
Information
Range French Guiana
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Caprimulgiformes
Family Caprimulgidae
Genus Setopagis
Species Setopagis maculosa
Conservation Status
DDSpecies
Data Deficient

The Cayenne nightjar (Setopagis maculosa), is a species of nightjar only known from a single specimen, a male taken on the Fleuve Mana, [wikipedia:French Guiana|French Guiana]] in 1917. However, a possible female was caught at the Saül airstrip, French Guiana in 1982.

This is a small, brown variegated neotropical nightjar, 22.5 cm (8.9 in) in length. It is known only from a single specimen of a male. The upperparts are greyish-brown, and it the crown and nape are broadly streaked blackish-brown. A narrow, indistinct tawny collar can be seen on the hindneck. The wing-coverts are greyish-brown heavily spotted buff; the scapulars are blackish-brown, broadly edged buff. There are large white patched on either side of lower throat. The buff underparts are heavily barred brown.

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