Roraiman nightjar

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Roraiman nightjar
CaprimulgusWhitelyiKeulemans.jpg
Illustration by Keulemans, 1892
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Caprimulgiformes
Family: Caprimulgidae
Genus: Setopagis
Species: S. whitelyi
Binomial name
Setopagis whitelyi
(Salvin, 1885)
Synonyms

Caprimulgus whitelyi

The Roraiman nightjar (Setopagis whitelyi) is a species of nightjar in the family Caprimulgidae. It is found in wooded habitats in the tepui highlands in northern Brazil, southern Venezuela and Guyana. It largely resembles the more widespread blackish nightjar.

References[edit]

  • O'Shea, Milensky, Claramunt, Schmidt, Gebhard, Schmitt & Erskine (2002). New records for Guyana, with description of the voice of Roraiman Nightjar Caprimulgus whitelyi. Bull. B.O.C. 127 (2): 118-128.