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CUBAN CAPRIMULGIFORMES - Nightbirds

cuban emeraldThe birds in this order are nocturnal and eat insects. They have small feet and short, weak legs. Most species have large mouths that are often surround by whiskers or bristles.

There are four species in this order found in Cuba, the common nighthawk, the Antillean nighthawk, the Cuban Nightjar, and Chuck-will's-widow.



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CUBAN CAPRIMULGIFORMES - Nightbirds

World Status Key
Least ConcernLeast Concern Near ThreatenedNear Threatened VulnerableVulnerable EndangeredEndangered Critically EndangeredCritically Endangered extinct in the wildExtinct in the Wild extinctExtinct
Status and range is taken from ICUN Redlist. If no status is listed, there is not enough data to establish status.

US Status Key
Threatened in US Threatened in US Threatened in New Hampshire Threatened in NH Endangered in US Endangered in US Endangered in NH Endangered in NH Introduced Introduced breeds in nh Breeds in NH (Birds)
Status taken from US Fish and Wildlife and NH Fish and Game

Location
Africa Africa Asia Asia Australia Australia/Oceania Europe Europe North America North America South America South America New Hampshire Species NH More Info Click for More Info picture Click for Image

Species

Sounds

Occurrence

Common Nighthawk - Chordeiles minor Least Concern North America South America New Hampshire Species image More Info Year-round
  Audio Credit: xeno-canto.org Mike Nelson  
Antillean Nighthawk - Chordeiles gundlachii Least Concern North America image More Info Year-round
  Audio Credit: xeno-canto.org Chris Harrison  
Chuck-will's-widow - Caprimulgus carolinensis Least Concern North America South America image More Info Non-breeding
  Audio Credit: xeno-canto.org Mike Nelson  
Cuban Nightjar - Caprimulgus cubanensis Least Concern North America image More Info Year-round
  Audio Credit: xeno-canto.org WScott Connop  

Additional Information

Key: profile Profile Photos Photos Video Video Audio Audio

Common Nighthawk - Chordeiles minor profile Photos Least Concern North America South America New Hampshire Species
Common nighthawks breed throughout much of North America and parts of Central America. They are year-round residents in the Caribbean and winter in South America.
Source: Animal Diversity Web Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Common Nighthawk - Chordeiles minor profile Photos Audio Least Concern North America South America New Hampshire Species
Common nighthawks are known as bulbats in some areas.
Source: Cornell Lab of Ornithology Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Common Nighthawk - Chordeiles minor profile Photos Audio Least Concern North America South America New Hampshire Species
Common nighthawks are most active at dusk and dawn.
Source: Seattle Audubon Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Antillean Nighthawk - Chordeiles gundlachii Video Audio Least Concern North America
The Antillean nighthawk is found in the Florida Keys and the Caribbean.
Source: National Audubon Society Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Chuck-will's-widow - Caprimulgus carolinensis profile Photos Least Concern North America South America
In the U.S., Chuck-will's-widow is found from Long Island, New York south to Florida and west to Kansas, Oklahoma, and eastern Texas. It is also found in Canada, Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, and South America.
Source: Animal Diversity Web Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Chuck-will's-widow - Caprimulgus carolinensis Video Audio Least Concern North America South America
Chuck-will's-widows are found in open woodlands.
Source: Internet Bird Collection Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Cuban Nightjar - Caprimulgus cubanensis Photos Least Concern North America
The Cuban nightjar is found in Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Haiti.
Source: Internet Bird Collection Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School