Cayenne Nightjar
025 035 05 30 043 Setopagis maculosa m
Range French Guiana
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Caprimulgiformes
Family Caprimulgidae
Genus Setopagis
Species Setopagis maculosa
Conservation Status
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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