Order
Caprimulgiformes
Family
Caprimulgidae
Genus
Eleothreptus
Neotropical Birds logo
Version 1.0

This is a historic version of this account.  Current version

 - Sickle-winged Nightjar
 - Sickle-winged Nightjar
Listen

Sickle-winged Nightjar Eleothreptus anomalus

  • NT Near Threatened
  • Names (18)
Nathaniel Young
Version: 1.0 — Published January 23, 2015

Sign in to see your badges

Welcome to Birds of the World!

You are currently viewing one of the free accounts available in our complimentary tour of Birds of the World. In this courtesy review, you can access all the life history articles and the multimedia galleries associated with this account.

For complete access to all accounts, a subscription is required.

Subscribe Now

Already a subscriber? Sign in

Sickle-winged Nightjar is largely confined to southeastern South America, in Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay, although its distribution is not well known, and a few records from farther north in Brazil hint at a wider range than currently is generally attributed to the species. This nightjar is small and principally gray brown, with distinctive black scapular spotting, an indistinct buff collar on the neck, and a unique wing shape. Sickle-winged Nighjar is a poorly known species; even its habitat preferences are to some extent disputed, although it probably prefers grassland and marshy edges. Sickle-winged Nightjar currently is treated as Near Threatened according to IUCN threat criteria.

Distribution of the Sickle-winged Nightjar
Enlarge
  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding
Distribution of the Sickle-winged Nightjar

Recommended Citation

Young, N. (2015). Sickle-winged Nightjar (Eleothreptus anomalus), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.siwnig1.01