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San Salvador, El Salvador
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Caprimulgiformes > Caprimulgidae

Scrub Nightjar

Nyctidromus anthonyi

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Identification

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Brown-and-buff nightbird found in arid scrub and deserts in western Ecuador and northwestern Peru.  It is dark brown, heavily mottled with buff, and has a white throat. In flight, it has white crescents near the wingtips and white stripes along the outer tail feathers. Similar to Common Pauraque, but smaller, with a shorter tail and a different voice. Compared to Tschudi's Nightjar, with which it overlaps in northwestern Peru, Scrub is much darker and has a different song. Scrub Nightjar typically gives a clear, whistled, incessantly repeated “tWEE-oh,” more emphatic and not as burry as Common Pauraque.

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