Order: Apodiformes | Family: Caprimulgidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Female | Loc. Southeast Peru
Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Amazonas, Brazil
Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Loc. Southeast Peru
Age: Adult \ Sex: Male|Female \ Loc. Upaquihua, San Martin
Status: The Ladder-tailed Nightjar is fairly common to common along river-edge habitats in Amazonia where it is known to range up to elevations of 2500 m along the foothill of the Andes. It also occurs in Co, Ec, Br, and Bo.
Name in Spanish: Chotacabras de Cola Escalera.
Sub-species: Ladder-tailed Nightjar (Hydropsalis climacocerca climacocerca), Tschudi, 1844.
Meaning of Name: Hydropsalis: Gr. Hudro, hudatos= water and psalidos= pair of scissors. climacocerca: Gr. klimax, klimakos= ladder and kerkos= tail.
- 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.