Buff-collared nightjar

Buff-collared nightjar

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Antrostomus ridgwayi

The buff-collared nightjar is a small nightjar. Adults are dark with brown, grey, black and white patterning on the upperparts and breast. The tail is dark brown, with darker finely barred markings throughout. The male has large white outer tail tips on the 3 outermost tail feathers. The female has buffy tail tips. These are most distinguishing characteristic to distinguish its identity from its closest relative the Whip-poor-will from where the bird gets its name. It shows a prominent buff-colored collar around its neck and nape. Its song is also very different. It sounds like an accelerating cuk, cuk, cuk, cuk, cuk, cukacheea.

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Distribution

Geography

Buff-collared nightjar habitat map

References

1. Buff-collared nightjar Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buff-collared_nightjar
2. Buff-collared nightjar on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/22689801/168861529
3. Xeno-canto bird call - https://xeno-canto.org/560856

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