Order: Apodiformes | Family: Caprimulgidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern
Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Tumbes, Peru
Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Chiclayo, Peru
Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Loc. Piura, Peru
Status: The Scrub Nightjar is overall uncommon but locally common in scrub and semi-deciduous forest in northwest Peru and the middle Marañon Valley. It generally ranges at elevations below 900 m along the foothill of the Andes. The Scrub Nightjar also occurs in Ec.
Name in Spanish: Chotacabras de Matorral.
Sub-species: Scrub Nightjar (Nyctidromus anthonyi), Chapman, 1923.
Meaning of Name: Nyctidromus: Gr. Nukti, nuktos= night and dromos= racer. anthonyi: In honor of Dr. Harold Elmer Anthony (1890-1970) US zoologist, collector, Associate.
- 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.