Short-tailed nighthawk

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Short-tailed nighthawk
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Caprimulgiformes
Family: Caprimulgidae
Genus: Lurocalis
Species: L. semitorquatus
Binomial name
Lurocalis semitorquatus
(Gmelin, 1789)
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   Approximate range/distribution map of short-tailed nighthawk
Caprimulgus semitorquatus

The short-tailed nighthawk (Lurocalis semitorquatus) is a species of nightjar in the family Caprimulgidae.[2]

Distribution and habitat[edit]

It is found in Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, and Venezuela. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical swamps.[1]


The following subspecies are currently recognized:[2]