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Short-tailed Nighthawk
05 26 001 Lurocalis semitorquatus semitorquatus
Lurocalis semitorquatus semitorquatus
Information
Range Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, and Venezuela.
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Caprimulgiformes
Family Caprimulgidae
Genus Lurocalis
Species Lurocalis semitorquatus
Conservation Status
LCSpecies
Least Concern

The Short-tailed nighthawk (Lurocalis semitorquatus), is a species of nightjar in the Caprimulgidae family.

Distribution and Habitat

It is found in Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, and Venezuela. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical swamps.

Subspecies

The following subspecies are currently recognized:

  • Lurocalis semitorquatus nattereri (Temminck, 1822)
  • Lurocalis semitorquatus noctivagus (Griswold, 1936)
  • Lurocalis semitorquatus schaeferi (Phelps & W. H. Phelps Jr, 1952)
  • Lurocalis semitorquatus semitorquatus (Gmelin, 1789)
  • Lurocalis semitorquatus stonei (Huber, 1923)
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