Common Nighthawk

Chordeiles minor - Engoulevent d'Amérique

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Caprimulgiformes

  • Family
    :

    Caprimulgidés

  • Genus
    :

    Chordeiles

  • Species
    :

    minor

Descriptor

Forster, JR, 1771

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 25 cm
  • Wingspan
    : -
  • Weight
    : 49 g
Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Common Nighthawk (Chordeiles minor) is a species of bird in the Caprimulgidae family.

Subspecific information 9 Subspecies

  • Chordeiles minor minor (c and s Canada, c and e USA)
  • Chordeiles minor hesperis (sw Canada, w USA)
  • Chordeiles minor sennetti (sc Canada, c and nc USA)
  • Chordeiles minor howelli (wc USA)
  • Chordeiles minor henryi (sw USA, nc Mexico)
  • Chordeiles minor aserriensis (se Texas. sc USA. , ne Mexico)
  • Chordeiles minor chapmani (se USA)
  • Chordeiles minor neotropicalis (e and s Mexico)
  • Chordeiles minor panamensis (Belize and Honduras to Panama)

Foreign names

  • Engoulevent d'Amérique,
  • Añapero Yanqui,
  • Bacurau-norte-americano,
  • Nachtfalke,
  • estifecske,
  • Amerikaanse Nachtzwaluw,
  • Succiacapre del Nordamerica,
  • Större falknattskärra,
  • Nordnatthauk,
  • súmračník krahulčí,
  • lelek sokolí,
  • Nathøg,
  • isohaukkakehrääjä,
  • enganyapastors americà,
  • Húmfari,
  • lelczyk mały,
  • Amerikas lēlis,
  • severnoameriški legen,
  • Виргинский сумеречный козодой,
  • アメリカヨタカ,
  • 美洲夜鹰,
  • 美洲夜鷹,

Voice song and cries

Engoulevent d'Amérique
adult

Habitat

Forest : Temperate, Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane ; Savanna : Dry ; Grassland : Temperate, Subtropical/Tropical Seasonally Wet/Flooded ; Wetlands (inland) : Bogs, Marshes, Swamps, Fens, Peatlands ; Marine Intertidal : Sandy Shoreline and/or Beaches, Sand Bars, Spits, Etc, Shingle and/or Pebble Shoreline and/or Beaches ; Marine Coastal/Supratidal : Coastal Sand Dunes ; Artificial/Terrestrial : Arable Land, Pastureland, Urban Areas

Geographic range

Illustration

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