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Jamaican Poorwill

Siphonorhis americana (Linnaeus, 1758)

The Jamaican Poorwill (Siphonorhis americana), also known as the Jamaican Pauraque or Jamaican Least Pauraqué, is a species of nightjar in the Caprimulgidae family. It is endemic to Jamaica. Its natural habitats are tropical dry forests and subtropical or tropical dry shrubland. It is critically endangered or possibly already extinct due to a combination of introduced predators and habitat destruction. Source: Wikipedia

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
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
Ukrainian:
Пораке ямайський
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]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 60th 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]
Clements, version 2019:
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]
eBird version 2019:
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) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
Jamaican Poorwill ( Siphonorhis americana) [version 1]
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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