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Common Nighthawk
Chordeiles minor (Forster, JR, 1771)
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Order:
  Caprimulgiformes
Family:
  Caprimulgidae
Genus:
  Chordeiles

Scientific:
  Chordeiles minor

Citation:
  (Forster, JR, 1771)

Reference:
  Cat.Anim.N.Am. p.13

Protonym:
  Caprimulgus minor

Avibase ID:
  24E39ACD5692DA4A

Taxomic Serial Number:
TSN: 177979

Geographic range:

  • Chordeiles minor minor: Central and s Canada to n and ne US; winters to n Argentina
  • Chordeiles minor sennetti: S-central Canada and n-central US ; winters to South America
  • Chordeiles minor hesperis: SW Canada and w US; winters n South America
  • Chordeiles minor howelli: W-central and s-central US; winters to South America
  • Chordeiles minor henryi: SW US and n-central Mexico; winters to Colombia
  • Chordeiles minor aserriensis: S-central US to extreme n Mexico (n Tamaulipas)
  • Chordeiles minor chapmani: SE US; winters to Argentina
  • Chordeiles minor panamensis: E Honduras, Belize and Nicaragua to Panama; winters to S Am.
  • Chordeiles minor neotropicalis: breeds eastern and southern Mexico (Tamaulipas south to central Guerrero and to Chiapas); winter range undocumented, presumably Amazonia.
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Source: Clements checklist

English:
  Common Nighthawk
Czech:
  lelek sokolí
German:
  Falkennachtschwalbe
Danish:
  Nathøg
Spanish:
  Añapero Yanqui
Finnish:
  isohaukkakehrääjä
French:
  Engoulevent d'Amérique
Icelandic:
  Húmfari
Italian:
  Succiacapre sparviere
Japanese:
  amerikayotaka
Japanese:
  アメリカヨタカ
Dutch:
  Amerikaanse Nachtzwaluw
Norwegian:
  Nordnatthauk
Polish:
  lelczyk maly
Portuguese:
  Bacurau-americano
Portuguese (Brazil):
  Bacurau-norte-americano
Russian:
  Виргинский сумеречный козодой
Slovak:
  súmračník krahulčí
Swedish:
  större falknattskärra
Chinese:
  美洲夜鹰


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
   Common Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor)
African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
   Common Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor)
African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
   Common Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor)
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (incl. 34th suppl.):
   Common Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (1983):
   Common Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 35th suppl.):
   Common Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 36th suppl.):
   Common Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 37th suppl.):
   Common Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 38th suppl.):
   Common Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 39th suppl.):
   Common Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 40th suppl.):
   Common Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 41st suppl.):
   Common Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (1998):
   Common Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 42nd suppl.):
   Common Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 43rd suppl.):
   Common Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 44th suppl.):
   Common Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 45th suppl.):
   Common Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 46th suppl.):
   Common Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 47th suppl.):
   Common Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 48th suppl.):
   Common Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 49th suppl.):
   Common Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 50th suppl.):
   Common Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 51st suppl.):
   Common Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 52nd suppl.):
   Common Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 53rd suppl.):
   Common Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 54th suppl.):
   Common Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 55th suppl.):
   Common Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 56th suppl.):
   Common Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 57th suppl.):
   Common Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 58th suppl.):
   Common Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
   Common Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
   Common Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
   Common Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
   Common Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
   Common Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
   Common Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
   Common Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
   Common Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
   Common Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
   Common Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
   Common Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
   Common Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
   Common Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
   Common Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
   Common Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
   Common Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
   Common Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
   Common Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
   Common Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor) [version 1]
British Ornithologists' Union Checklist (7th edition):
   Common Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor)
British Ornithologists' Union Checklist (7th edition, incl. Jan 2009 suppl.):
   Common Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
   Engoulevent d'Amérique ( Chordeiles minor) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
   Engoulevent d'Amérique ( Chordeiles minor) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
   Common Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
   Common Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
   Common Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
   Common Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
   Common Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
   Common Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
   Common Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
   Common Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
   Common Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
   Common Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
   Common Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
   Common Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
   Common Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
   Common Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
   Common Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
   Common Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
   Common Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
   Common Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
   Common Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
   Common Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
   Common Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
   Common Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
   Common Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
   Common Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
   Common Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
   Common Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
   Common Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
   Common Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
   Common Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
   Common Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
   Common Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
   Common Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
   Common Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
   Common Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
   Common Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
   Common Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
   Common Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
   Common Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
   Common Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
   Common Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
   Common Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
   Common Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
   Common Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (3/07/2017):
   Common Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
   Common Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
   Common Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
   Common Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
   Common Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
   Common Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
   Common Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
   Common Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
   Common Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
   Common Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
   Common Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
   Common Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
   Common Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
   Common Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
   Common Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
   Common Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
   Common Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
   Common Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
   Common Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
   Common Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
   Common Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
   Common Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
   Common Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
   Common Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
   Common Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
   Common Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
   Common Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
   Common Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
   Common Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
   Common Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
   Common Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
   Common Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
   Common Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
   Common Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
   Common Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
   Common Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
   Common Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
   Common Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor) [version 1]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
   Common Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
   Common Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
   Common Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
   Common Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (24/10/2003):
   Common Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (14/09/2005):
   Common Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (16/07/2006):
   Common Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (26/09/2007):
   Common Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (01/05/2008):
   Common Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (30/09/2009):
   Common Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (19/08/2010):
   Common Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (8/08/2011):
   Common Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (8/02/2012):
   Common Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (4/09/2012):
   Common Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (17/03/2013):
   Common Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (9/02/2014):
   Common Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (16/02/2015):
   Common Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (28/07/2016):
   Common Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (22/04/2017):
   Common Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Chordeiles minor [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Chordeiles minor [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Chordeiles [minor or gundlachii] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Other synonyms

Catalan: Enganyapastors americà
Czech: Lelek sokolí
Welsh: Cudyll Droellwr, Cudyll-droellwr
Danish: Nathøg
German: Falkennachtschwalbe, Nachtfalke
English: American Nighthawk, Asseri Nighthawk, Booming Nighthawk, Bull-bat, Cherrie's Nighthawk, Common Nighthawk, Eastern Nighthawk, Florida Nighthawk, Howell's Nighthawk, Nighthawk, Pacific Nighthawk, Sennett's Nighthawk, Western Nighthawk
Spanish: Añapero, Añapero boreal, Añapero Migratorio, Añapero Yanqui, Añapero Zumbón, Chotacabras americano, Chotacabras Mayor, Chotacabras Norteño, Chotacabras Yanqui, Chotacabras Zumbón, Dormiloncito Añapero, Gallina ciega boreal, Pucuyo común, Querebebé Migratorio, Querequequé Migratorio, Querequeté Americano, Yanqui
Spanish (Argentine): Añapero, Añapero boreal
Spanish (Bolivia): Añapero migratorio, Añapero Yanqui, Yanqui
Spanish (Chile): Gallina ciega boreal
Spanish (Colombia): Chotacabras migratorio, Chotacabras Norteño, Gallinaciega migratorio, Gallinaciega norteño, Guardacaminos migratorio, Guardacaminos norteño
Spanish (Costa Rica): Añapero zumbón
Spanish (Cuba): Querequeté Americano
Spanish (Dominican Rep.): Querebebé Migratorio
Spanish (Spain): Añapero Yanqui
Spanish (Honduras): Pucuyo común
Spanish (Mexico): Chotacabras Mayor, chotacabras zumbón
Spanish (Nicaragua): Añapero Zumbón
Spanish (Panama): Añapero Común
Spanish (Peru): Chotacabras Migratorio
Spanish (Puerto Rico): Querequequé Migratorio
Spanish (Paraguay): Añapero boreal
Spanish (Uruguay): Añapero, Dormiloncito Añapero
Spanish (Venezuela): Aguaitacamino Migratorio
Estonian: videvikusorr, videvikusorr (põhja-videvikusorr)
Basque: Enganyapastors americà
Finnish: Isohaukkakehrääjä
French: Engoulevent commun, Engoulevent d’Amérique, Engoulevent d'Amérique, Engoulevent mange-maringouins
Galician: Enganyapastors americà
Guarani: Yvyja'u mi
Haitian Creole French: Petonvwa etranje
Hebrew: תחמס אמריקאי
Croatian: Američki leganj
Hungarian: estifecske
Icelandic: Húmfari
Italian: Caprimulgo-sparviero comune, Succiacapre del Nordamerica, Succiacapre sparviere
Japanese: amerikayotaka
Japanese: アメリカヨタカ
Latin: Chordeiles minor, Chordeiles virginianus
Lithuanian: Mažasis lelys, Paprastasis sutemų lėlys
Latvian: Amerikas lēlis
Dutch: Amerikaanse Nachtzwaluw
Norwegian: Dvergnattravn, Natthauk, Nordnatthauk
Ojibwa: ᐳᑭᑕᑫ
Polish: lelczyk maly, Lelczyk mały, lelek maly, Lelek mały
Portuguese: bacuaru-americano, Bacurau-americano, bacurau-de-bando, bacurau-migrador, Bacurau-norteamericano, bacurau-norte-americano, Noitibó-americano
Portuguese (Brazil): bacuaru-americano, bacurau-de-bando, bacurau-migrador, Bacurau-norte-americano
Portuguese (Portugal): Bacurau-norte-americano
Russian: виргинский сумеречный козодой, Малый козодой
Slovak: Lelek krahulcovitý, súmračník krahulčí
Slovenian: severnoameriški legen
Serbian: Mali leganj, Мали легањ
Swedish: Falknattskärra, Större falknattskärra
Turkish: Amerika çobanaldatanı
Chinese: 美洲夜鹰
Chinese (Traditional): 美洲夜鷹

 

         

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