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    Common Pauraque Life History


    Nest Placement

    Nest Ground

    Nest Description

    No nest structure; eggs laid on ground or fallen leaves.

    Nesting Facts
    Egg Description:Buff with some spotting. Conspicuous.
    Condition at Hatching:Downy, can move around.
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    Behavior Aerial ForagerBack to top


    Conservation Low ConcernCommon Pauraque are common and widespread. Partners in Flight estimates a global breeding population of 20 million with 4% living in Mexico, and rates then a 7 out of 20 on the Continental Concern Score. They may also be found in very southern areas of Texas. They are not on the 2016 State of the Birds Watch List.Back to top


    Latta, Steven C. and Christine A. Howell. 2015. Common Pauraque (Nyctidromus albicollis), version 2.0. In The Birds of North America (P. G. Rodewald, editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, New York, USA.

    Partners in Flight. 2017. Avian Conservation Assessment Database. 2017.

    Sibley, David Allen. 2014. The Sibley guide to birds, second edition. Alfred A Knopf, New York.

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