Order
Caprimulgiformes
Family
Caprimulgidae
Genus
Lurocalis
 
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Version 1.0

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SPECIES

Short-tailed Nighthawk Lurocalis semitorquatus

Marîa del Coro Arizmendi, Claudia I. Rodríguez-Flores, Carlos A. Soberanes-González, Hope Batcheller, and Thomas S. Schulenberg
Version: 1.0 — Published January 13, 2012

Behavior

Introduction

Short-tailed Nighthawks forage on the wing. The flight is rapid and erratic. Primarily active at dusk.

Roosts in trees, perching lengthwise along thick branches.

Territoriality

Sexual Behavior

Social and interspecific behavior

Usually solitary or in pairs, sometimes in small flocks.

Predation

Recommended Citation

Arizmendi, M. d. C., C. I. Rodríguez-Flores, C. A. Soberanes-González, H. Batcheller, and T. S. Schulenberg (2012). Short-tailed Nighthawk (Lurocalis semitorquatus), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.shtnig1.01