- ORDER: Caprimulgiformes
- FAMILY: Caprimulgidae
A widespread nightjar throughout the American tropics, the Common Pauraque reaches the United States only in very southern Texas.More ID Info
- Chotacabras pauraque (Spanish)
- Engoulevent pauraqué (French)
- Cool Facts
- Although the legs of a Common Pauraque are so small as to be nearly impossible to see under normal conditions, the pauraque can leap half a meter off the ground to catch low-flying insects, and has been observed running on the ground during foraging.