Little nightjar

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Little nightjar
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Caprimulgiformes
Family: Caprimulgidae
Genus: Setopagis
S. parvula
Binomial name
Setopagis parvula
Gould, 1837

Caprimulgus parvulus
Setopagis parvulus

The little nightjar (Setopagis parvula) is a species of nightjar in the family Caprimulgidae. It is found in woodland and other semi-open habitats in eastern, central and southern Brazil, eastern Peru, eastern and northern Bolivia, Paraguay, Uruguay and northern Argentina. It is fairly common in most of its range. It has sometimes included the Todd's nightjar (S. heterura) of northern South America as a subspecies. The two are visually very similar, but vocally distinctive.[2][3]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2016). "Setopagis parvulus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2016.3. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2016.
  2. ^ Cleere, N. (2010). Nightjars of the World. ISBN 1-903657-07-5.
  3. ^ Penhallurick, J. (2005). Split Santa Marta Nightjar (Caprimulgus heterurus) from Little Nightjar (Caprimulgus parvulus). Archived 2010-06-28 at the Wayback Machine South American Classification Committee. Accessed 11 August 2010.