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Jamaican Poorwill
Jamaican Poorwill
Information
Common Name Jamaican Pauraque and Jamaican Least Pauraqué
Range Jamaica
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Caprimulgiformes
Family Caprimulgidae
Genus Siphonorhis
Species Siphonorhis americana
Conservation Status
CRSpecies
Critically Endangered

The Jamaican poorwill (Siphonorhis americana), also known as the Jamaican pauraque or Jamaican least pauraqué, is a species of nightjar in the Caprimulgidae family. It is endemic to Jamaica. Its natural habitats are tropical dry forests and subtropical or tropical dry shrubland. It is critically endangered or possibly already extinct due to a combination of introduced predators and habitat destruction

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