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Least Poorwill
05 28 021 Siphonorhis brewsteri
Information
Common Name Least Pauraque
Range Haiti and the Dominican Republic.
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Caprimulgiformes
Family Caprimulgidae
Genus Siphonorhis
Species Siphonorhis brewsteri
Conservation Status
NTSpecies
Near Threatened

The Least poorwill or least pauraque (Siphonorhis brewsteri), is a species of nightjar in the Caprimulgidae family of birds. It is found in Haiti and the Dominican Republic.

Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry forests. As seen by the fact that it was only described in 1917, this is an enigmatic and little-known bird. It was listed as "Near Threatened" by the IUCN from 1988 on, but in 2000 its status was changed to "Data Deficient", owing to the continuing uncertainty. With more information available, it is again listed as "Near Threatened" in the 2007 IUCN Red List.

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