Tag: Chordeiles acutipennis

Nesting of Lesser Nighthawks on beaches in El Salvador

Lesser Nighthawk (Chordeiles acutipennis) Science Article 2 abstract Distribution of the Lesser Nighthawk (Chordeiles acutipennis) in northern Central America is poorly understood (Howell and Webb 1995). We here present the first documentation of breeding for the species in El Salvador, as well as the hrst documentation of breeding in association with terns and plovers. On […]

Geographic Variation in the Juvenal Plumage of the Lesser Nighthawk (Chordeiles acutipennis)

Lesser Nighthawk (Chordeiles acutipennis) Science Article 1 abstract In attempting to identify a series of Lesser Nighthawks (Chordeiles acutipennis) collected on the Pacific lowlands of Guatemala, and to ascertain the applicable trinomial to use, I encountered a striking degree of variation among juveniles in the collection of the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH). To […]

Lesser Nighthawk (Chordeiles acutipennis)

[order] CAPRIMULGIFORMES | [family] Caprimulgidae | [latin] Chordeiles acutipennis | [UK] Lesser Nighthawk | [FR] Engoulevent ronronneur | [DE] Texas-Nachtschwalbe | [ES] Anapero garrapena | [NL] Texasnachtzwaluw Subspecies Monotypic species Genus Physical charateristics It has a short bill, and the upper parts of the body have a grey and white patterning. Its head and chest […]