Order: Apodiformes | Family: Caprimulgidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern
Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Pasco, Peru
Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Loc. Amazonas, Peru
Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Loc. Eastern Andes, Ecuador
Age: Adult | Sex: Female & Male | Loc. Eastern Andes of Colombia
Status: The Swallow-tailed Nightjar is uncommon to rare in montane forests of the east slope of the Andes at elevations ranging between 2000-3600 m. It also occurs at similar elevations in the humid forest of Piura and Cajamarca on the west slope of the Andes. It also occurs in Co, Ec, and Bo.
Name in Spanish: Chotacabras de Cola Ahorquillada.
Sub-species: Swallow-tailed Nightjar (Uropsalis segmentata segmentata), (Cassin), 1849. Andes in Colombia (C & E ranges), Ecuador and extreme northern Peru.
(Uropsalis segmentata kalinowskii), Berlepsch and Stolzmann, 1894. E slope of Andes from N Peru (Amazonas) S to W & C Bolivia (Cochabamba).
Meaning of Name: Uropsalis: Gr. Oura= tail and psalidos= pair of scissors, shears. segmentata: L. segmentatus, segmentum= strip, piece cut off.
- 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.