Order
Caprimulgiformes
Family
Caprimulgidae
Genus
Setopagis
 
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Version 1.0

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SPECIES

Little Nightjar Setopagis parvula

Kaiya Provost
Version: 1.0 — Published April 17, 2015

Diet and Foraging

Diet

Little Nightjar is insectivorous, but its diet is not known in much detail. Stomach contents include beetles Coleoptera (including Carabidae, Cerambycidae, Chrysomelidae, Curculionidae, Elateridae, Hydrophilidae, Melolonthidae, and Tenebrionidae), ants Formicidae, bugs Hemiptera, moths Lepidoptera, and Orthoptera (Schubart et al. 1965, Holyoak 2001).

Foraging Behavior

Recommended Citation

Provost, K. (2015). Little Nightjar (Setopagis parvula), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.litnig1.01