Merlin Bird Graphic

Merlin Bird ID

Try our free app foriOS | AndroidWeb version coming soon!
Recently Viewed Species

    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
    image of range map for Common PauraqueRange map provided by Birds of North AmericaExplore Maps
    Other Names
    • Chotacabras Pauraque (Spanish)
    • Engoulevent pauraqu√© (French)
    • Cool Facts