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Jamaican Poorwill
Siphonorhis americana (Linnaeus, 1758)
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Order:
  Caprimulgiformes
Family:
  Caprimulgidae
Genus:
  Siphonorhis

Scientific:
  Siphonorhis americana

Citation:
  (Linnaeus, 1758)

Reference:
  Syst.Nat.ed.10 p.193

Protonym:
  Caprimulgus americanus

Avibase ID:
  07EC934EA44A7BD0

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/07EC934E

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 686704


CRITICALLY ENDANGERED - POSSIBLY EXTINCT

Geographic range:

  • Siphonorhis americana: Formerly Jamaica. Extinct; last reported 1859
Source: Clements checklist

English:
  Jamaican Poorwill
Czech:
  lelek jamajský
German:
  Jamaikanachtschwalbe
Danish:
  Jamaicapoorwill
Spanish:
  Chotacabras Jamaicano
Finnish:
  jamaikankehrääjä
French:
  Engoulevent de Jamaïque
Italian:
  Succiacapre della Giamaica
Japanese:
  jamaikakoyotaka
Japanese:
  ジャマイカコヨタカ
Dutch:
  Jamaicapauraque
Norwegian:
  Jamaicanattravn
Polish:
  lelek jamajski
Portuguese:
  Noitibó-pequeno-da-jamaica
Russian:
  Ямайский козодой
Slovak:
  lelek jamajský
Swedish:
  jamaicanattskärra
Chinese:
  牙买加夜鹰


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (1983):
   Jamaican Pauraque ( Siphonorhis americanus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 35th suppl.):
   Jamaican Pauraque ( Siphonorhis americanus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 36th suppl.):
   Jamaican Pauraque ( Siphonorhis americanus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 37th suppl.):
   Jamaican Poorwill ( Siphonorhis americanus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 38th suppl.):
   Jamaican Poorwill ( Siphonorhis americanus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 39th suppl.):
   Jamaican Poorwill ( Siphonorhis americanus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 40th suppl.):
   Jamaican Poorwill ( Siphonorhis americanus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 41st suppl.):
   Jamaican Poorwill ( Siphonorhis americanus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (1998):
   Jamaican Pauraque ( Siphonorhis americanus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 42nd suppl.):
   Jamaican Pauraque ( Siphonorhis americanus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 43rd suppl.):
   Jamaican Pauraque ( Siphonorhis americanus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 44th suppl.):
   Jamaican Pauraque ( Siphonorhis americanus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 45th suppl.):
   Jamaican Pauraque ( Siphonorhis americana) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 46th suppl.):
   Jamaican Pauraque ( Siphonorhis americana) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 47th suppl.):
   Jamaican Pauraque ( Siphonorhis americana) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 48th suppl.):
   Jamaican Pauraque ( Siphonorhis americana) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 49th suppl.):
   Jamaican Pauraque ( Siphonorhis americana) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 50th suppl.):
   Jamaican Pauraque ( Siphonorhis americana) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 51st suppl.):
   Jamaican Pauraque ( Siphonorhis americana) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 52nd suppl.):
   Jamaican Pauraque ( Siphonorhis americana) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 53rd suppl.):
   Jamaican Pauraque ( Siphonorhis americana) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 54th suppl.):
   Jamaican Pauraque ( Siphonorhis americana) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 55th suppl.):
   Jamaican Pauraque ( Siphonorhis americana) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 56th suppl.):
   Jamaican Pauraque ( Siphonorhis americana) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 57th suppl.):
   Jamaican Pauraque ( Siphonorhis americana) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 58th suppl.):
   Jamaican Pauraque ( Siphonorhis americana) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 59th suppl.):
   Jamaican Pauraque ( Siphonorhis americana) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
   Jamaican Poorwill ( Siphonorhis americana) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
   Jamaican Poorwill ( Siphonorhis americana) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
   Jamaican Poorwill ( Siphonorhis americana) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
   Jamaican Poorwill ( Siphonorhis americana) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
   Jamaican Poorwill ( Siphonorhis americana) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
   Jamaican Poorwill ( Siphonorhis americana) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
   Jamaican Poorwill ( Siphonorhis americana) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
   Jamaican Pauraque ( Siphonorhis americana) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
   Jamaican Pauraque ( Siphonorhis americana) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
   Jamaican Pauraque ( Siphonorhis americana) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
   Jamaican Pauraque ( Siphonorhis americana) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
   Jamaican Pauraque ( Siphonorhis americana) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
   Jamaican Pauraque ( Siphonorhis americana) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
   Jamaican Pauraque ( Siphonorhis americana) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
   Jamaican Pauraque ( Siphonorhis americana) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
   Jamaican Pauraque ( Siphonorhis americana) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
   Jamaican Poorwill ( Siphonorhis americana) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
   Jamaican Poorwill ( Siphonorhis americana) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
   Jamaican Poorwill ( Siphonorhis americana) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
   Jamaican Poorwill ( Siphonorhis americana) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
   Jamaican Poorwill ( Siphonorhis americana) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
   Jamaican Poorwill ( Siphonorhis americana) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
   Engoulevent de Jamaïque ( Siphonorhis americana) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
   Engoulevent de la Jamaïque ( Siphonorhis americanus) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
   Jamaican Pauraque ( Siphonorhis americanus) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
   Jamaican Poorwill ( Siphonorhis americanus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
   Jamaican Poorwill ( Siphonorhis americana) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
   Jamaican Poorwill ( Siphonorhis americana) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
   Jamaican Poorwill ( Siphonorhis americana) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
   Jamaican Pauraque ( Siphonorhis americana) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
   Jamaican Pauraque ( Siphonorhis americana) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
   Jamaican Pauraque ( Siphonorhis americana) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
   Jamaican Pauraque ( Siphonorhis americana) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
   Jamaican Pauraque ( Siphonorhis americana) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
   Jamaican Pauraque ( Siphonorhis americana) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
   Jamaican Pauraque ( Siphonorhis americana) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
   Jamaican Pauraque ( Siphonorhis americana) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
   Jamaican Pauraque ( Siphonorhis americana) [version 1]
Clements, version 2018:
   Jamaican Pauraque ( Siphonorhis americana) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
   Jamaican Pauraque ( Siphonorhis americana) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
   Jamaican Pauraque ( Siphonorhis americana) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
   Jamaican Pauraque ( Siphonorhis americana) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
   Jamaican Pauraque ( Siphonorhis americana) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
   Jamaican Pauraque ( Siphonorhis americana) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
   Jamaican Pauraque ( Siphonorhis americana) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
   Jamaican Pauraque ( Siphonorhis americana) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
   Jamaican Pauraque ( Siphonorhis americana) [version 1]
eBird version 2018:
   Jamaican Pauraque ( Siphonorhis americana) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
   Jamaican Pauraque ( Siphonorhis americana) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
   Jamaican Pauraque ( Siphonorhis americana) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
   Jamaican Pauraque ( Siphonorhis americana) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
   Jamaican Pauraque ( Siphonorhis americana) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
   Jamaican Pauraque ( Siphonorhis americana) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
   Jamaican Pauraque ( Siphonorhis americana) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
   Jamaican Pauraque ( Siphonorhis americana) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
   Jamaican Pauraque ( Siphonorhis americana) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
   Jamaican Pauraque ( Siphonorhis americana) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
   Jamaican Pauraque ( Siphonorhis americana) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
   Jamaican Pauraque ( Siphonorhis americana) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
   Jamaican Poorwill ( Siphonorhis americana) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
   Jamaican Poorwill ( Siphonorhis americana) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
   Jamaican Poorwill ( Siphonorhis americana) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
   Jamaican Poorwill ( Siphonorhis americana) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
   Jamaican Poorwill ( Siphonorhis americana) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
   Jamaican Poorwill ( Siphonorhis americana) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
   Jamaican Poorwill ( Siphonorhis americana) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
   Jamaican Poorwill ( Siphonorhis americana) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
   Jamaican Poorwill ( Siphonorhis americana) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
   Jamaican Poorwill ( Siphonorhis americana) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
   Jamaican Poorwill ( Siphonorhis americana) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
   Jamaican Poorwill ( Siphonorhis americana) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
   Jamaican Poorwill ( Siphonorhis americana) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
   Jamaican Poorwill ( Siphonorhis americana) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
   Jamaican Poorwill ( Siphonorhis americana) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
   Jamaican Poorwill ( Siphonorhis americana) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
   Jamaican Poorwill ( Siphonorhis americana) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
   Jamaican Poorwill ( Siphonorhis americana) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
   Jamaican Poorwill ( Siphonorhis americana) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
   Jamaican Poorwill ( Siphonorhis americana) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
   Jamaican Poorwill ( Siphonorhis americana) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
   Jamaican Poorwill ( Siphonorhis americana) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
   Jamaican Poorwill ( Siphonorhis americana) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
   Jamaican Poorwill ( Siphonorhis americana) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
   Jamaican Poorwill ( Siphonorhis americana) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
   Jamaican Poorwill ( Siphonorhis americana) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
   Jamaican Poorwill ( Siphonorhis americana) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
   Jamaican Poorwill ( Siphonorhis americana)
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
   Jamaican Poorwill ( Siphonorhis americanus) [version 1]
James Lee Peters (original):
    Siphonorhis americanus americanus [version 1]
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
    Siphonorhis americanus americanus [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
   Jamaican Poorwill ( Siphonorhis americanus) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
   Jamaican Poorwill ( Siphonorhis americanus) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
   Jamaican Poorwill ( Siphonorhis americanus) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Siphonorhis americana [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Siphonorhis americana [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes nominal subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Siphonorhis [americana or brewsteri] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Other synonyms

Catalan: Enganyapastors de Jamaica
Czech: lelek jamajský
Danish: Jamaicapoorwill
German: Jamaikanachtschwalbe
English: Jamaican Least Pauraque, Jamaican Pauraque, Jamaican Poorwill, Jamaican Poor-will
English (IOC): Jamaican Poorwill
Spanish: Chotacabras Jamaicano
Spanish (Spain): Chotacabras Jamaicano
Spanish (HBW): Jamaican Pauraque
Estonian: jamaika öösorr
Finnish: Jamaikankehrääjä
French: Engoulevent à lunettes, Engoulevent de Jamaïque, Engoulevent de la Jamaïque
French (AOU): Engoulevent de la Jamaïque
Hungarian: jamaicai estifecske
Italian: Succiacapre della Giamaica
Japanese: jamaikakoyotaka
Japanese: ジャマイカコヨタカ
Scientific: Caprimulgus americanus, Siphonorhis americana, Siphonorhis americanus, Siphonorhis americanus americanus, Siphonorhis brewsteri americanus
Lithuanian: Jamaikinis lėlys
Dutch: Jaimaica-pauraque, Jamaicapauraque, Jamaica-pauraque
Norwegian: Jamaicanattravn
Polish: lelek jamajski, lelkowiec jamajski
Portuguese: Noitibó-pequeno-da-jamaica
Russian: Ямайский козодой
Slovak: lelek jamajský
Serbian: Jamajkanski paurake leganj
Swedish: jamaicanattskärra, Jamaikanattskärra
Ukrainian: Пораке ямайський
Chinese: 牙买加夜鹰
Chinese (Traditional): 牙買加小帕拉夜鷹, 牙買加小帕拉夜鷹1859滅絕

 

         

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