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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Caprimulgiformes
Family: Caprimulgidae
Subfamily: Chordeilinae
Genus: Lurocalis
Cassin, 1851

Lurocalis is a genus of nightjar in the family Caprimulgidae. It is native to the New World and contains the following species:[1]

Image Scientific name Common Name Distribution
Rufous-bellied Nighthawk.jpg Lurocalis rufiventris Taczanowski, 1884 Rufous-bellied nighthawk Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela
Lurocalis semitorquatus (Gmelin, 1789) Short-tailed nighthawk Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, and Venezuela.


  1. ^ "Lurocalis". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 29 April 2011.