Common Pauraque

Silhouette NightjarsNightjars
Common PauraqueNyctidromus albicollis
  • ORDER: Caprimulgiformes
  • FAMILY: Caprimulgidae

Basic Description

A widespread nightjar throughout the American tropics, the Common Pauraque reaches the United States only in very southern Texas.

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Other Names

  • Chotacabras Pauraque (Spanish)
  • Engoulevent pauraqué (French)
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