Puerto Rican nightjar

Puerto Rican nightjar

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Antrostomus noctitherus

The Puerto Rican nightjar or Puerto Rican Whip-poor-will is a bird in the nightjar family found in the coastal dry scrub forests in localized areas of southwestern Puerto Rico. It was described in 1916 from bones found in a cave in north central Puerto Rico and a single skin specimen from 1888, and was considered extinct until observed in the wild in 1961. The current population is estimated as 1,400-2,000 mature birds. The species is currently classified as Endangered due to pressures from habitat loss.

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Distribution

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Puerto Rican nightjar habitat map

Habits and Lifestyle

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Seasonal behavior
Bird's call

Diet and Nutrition

References

1. Puerto Rican nightjar Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puerto_Rican_nightjar
2. Puerto Rican nightjar on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/22689809/93248623
3. Xeno-canto bird call - https://xeno-canto.org/308517

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