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Yucatan Poorwill
05 28 023 Nyctiphrynus yucatanicus normal morph
normal morph
Information
Range Yucatán Peninsula region except on the north coast, in a 50 km wide coastal strip that extends 700 km; the species ranges to south-central Belize, northeasternmost Guatemala, and southern regions Mexico.
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Caprimulgiformes
Family Caprimulgidae
Genus Nyctiphrynus
Species Nyctiphrynus yucatanicus
Conservation Status
LCSpecies
Least Concern

The Yucatan poorwill (Nyctiphrynus yucatanicus), is a species of nightjar in the Caprimulgidae family. It is found in the entire Yucatán Peninsula region except on the north coast, in a 50 km wide coastal strip that extends 700 km; the species ranges to south-central Belize, northeasternmost Guatemala, and southern regions Mexico. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests and subtropical or tropical dry shrubland.

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