Scissor-tailed nightjar

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Scissor-tailed nightjar
Hydropsalis torquata in Uruguay.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Caprimulgiformes
Family: Caprimulgidae
Genus: Hydropsalis
Species: H. torquata
Binomial name
Hydropsalis torquata
(Gmelin, 1789)

Hydropsalis brasiliana (Gmelin, 1789)

The scissor-tailed nightjar (Hydropsalis torquata) is a species of nightjar in the Caprimulgidae family. It is found in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, and Uruguay. Its natural habitats are dry savanna, subtropical or tropical seasonally wet or flooded lowland grassland, and heavily degraded former forest.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Hydropsalis torquata". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.