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

Sounds and Vocal Behavior

Vocalizations

The song of Little Nightjar is described as "a rattling, clacking, flat, unbirdlike sound in [a] pattern of hurr-ee quick quick quick quick quick quick" (Belton 1984), as "a very distinctive, warbled series of 4-8 notes which descend in pitch dop dro-dro-dro-dro-dro" (Cleere 1998) and as "a peculiar popping and gurgling jerEEdjeedle-eedle-eedle" (Lane, in Schulenberg et al. 2010).

For a representative audio recording with sonogram, see audio

Additional audio recordings of vocalizations of Little Nightjar can be heard at Macaulay Library, at xeno-canto, and at Internet Bird Collection.

Nonvocal Sounds

None reported.

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