Common Pauraque

Silhouette NightjarsNightjars

Common Pauraque

Nyctidromus 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.

More ID Info
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Other Names
  • Chotacabras Pauraque (Spanish)
  • Engoulevent pauraqué (French)
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