Order: Apodiformes | Family: Caprimulgidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern
Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Amazonia, Colombia
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Amazonia, Colombia
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown| Loc. Amazonia, Colombia
Age: Juvenile & chick | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Southeast Peru
Status: The Common Pauraque is common in the Amazonian lowlands where it is known to range up to 1200 m along the foothill of the Andes. It is also fairly common in the Marañon Valley and the edges of humid and semi-deciduous forest in extreme northwest Peru in Tumbes. The common Pauraque also occurs in Co, Ec, Br, and Bo.
Name in Spanish: Chotacabras Común.
Sub-species: Common Pauraque (Nyctidromus albicollis albicollis), J. F. Gmelin, 1789.
Meaning of Name: Nyctidromus: Gr. Nukti, nuktos= night and dromos= racer. albicollis: L. albus= white and collis= necked, throated.
- Species range based on: Schulenberg, T. S., D. F. Stotz, and L. Rico. 2006. Distribution maps of the birds of Peru, version 1.0. Environment, Culture & Conservation (ECCo). The Field Museum. http://fm2.fieldmuseum.org/uw_test/birdsofperu on 08/01/2015.