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Scissor-tailed Nightjar

Hydropsalis torquata (Gmelin, JF, 1789)

The Scissor-tailed Nightjar (Hydropsalis torquata) is a species of nightjar in the Caprimulgidae family. It is found in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, and Uruguay. Its natural habitats are dry savanna, subtropical or tropical seasonally wet or flooded lowland grassland, and heavily degraded former forest. Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Caprimulgiformes
Family:
  Caprimulgidae
Genus:
  Hydropsalis

Scientific:
  Hydropsalis torquata

Citation:
  (Gmelin, JF, 1789)

Reference:
  Syst.Nat. 1 pt2 p.1032

Protonym:
  Caprimulgus torquatus

Avibase ID:
  29AAC222C6D20542

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/29AAC222

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 686708

Geographic range:

  • Hydropsalis torquata torquata: S Suriname to Amazonian and e Brazil and e Peru
  • Hydropsalis torquata furcifer: S Peru to e Bolivia, s Brazil, Uruguay, Paraguay, c Argentina
English:
Scissor-tailed Nightjar
Czech:
lelek kopistoocasý
German:
Scherenschwanz-Nachtschwalbe
Danish:
Sakshale
Spanish:
Chotacabras Tijereta
Finnish:
saksipyrstökehrääjä
French:
Engoulevent à queue en ciseaux
Italian:
Succiacapre codaforbice
Japanese:
hasamiyotaka
Japanese:
ハサミヨタカ
Dutch:
Spiesstaartnachtzwaluw
Norwegian:
Saksenattravn
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Saksenatteramn
Polish:
dziwolotek dlugosterny
Portuguese:
Bacurau-tesoura
Portuguese (Brazil):
Bacurau-tesoura
Russian:
Бразильский острохвостый козодой
Slovak:
lelek šípochvostý
Swedish:
saxstjärtsnattskärra
Ukrainian:
Дрімлюга-вилохвіст бразильський
Chinese:
剪尾夜鹰


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Scissor-tailed Nightjar ( Hydropsalis torquata) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Scissor-tailed Nightjar ( Hydropsalis torquata) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Scissor-tailed Nightjar ( Hydropsalis torquata) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Scissor-tailed Nightjar ( Hydropsalis torquata) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Scissor-tailed Nightjar ( Hydropsalis torquata) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Scissor-tailed Nightjar ( Hydropsalis torquata) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Scissor-tailed Nightjar ( Hydropsalis torquata) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Scissor-tailed Nightjar ( Hydropsalis torquata) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
Scissor-tailed Nightjar ( Hydropsalis torquata) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
Scissor-tailed Nightjar ( Hydropsalis torquata) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
Scissor-tailed Nightjar ( Hydropsalis torquata) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
Scissor-tailed Nightjar ( Hydropsalis torquata) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
Scissor-tailed Nightjar ( Hydropsalis torquata) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
Scissor-tailed Nightjar ( Hydropsalis torquata) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
Scissor-tailed Nightjar ( Hydropsalis torquata) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
Scissor-tailed Nightjar ( Hydropsalis torquata) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Scissor-tailed Nightjar ( Hydropsalis torquata) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Scissor-tailed Nightjar ( Hydropsalis torquata) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Scissor-tailed Nightjar ( Hydropsalis torquata) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Scissor-tailed Nightjar ( Hydropsalis torquata) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Scissor-tailed Nightjar ( Hydropsalis torquata) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Scissor-tailed Nightjar ( Hydropsalis torquata) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Engoulevent à queue en ciseaux ( Hydropsalis torquata) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Engoulevent à queue en ciseaux ( Hydropsalis brasiliana) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
Scissor-tailed Nightjar ( Hydropsalis brasiliana) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
Scissor-tailed Nightjar ( Hydropsalis brasiliana) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
Scissor-tailed Nightjar ( Hydropsalis brasiliana) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Scissor-tailed Nightjar ( Hydropsalis torquata) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Scissor-tailed Nightjar ( Hydropsalis torquata) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Scissor-tailed Nightjar ( Hydropsalis torquata) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
Scissor-tailed Nightjar ( Hydropsalis torquata) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
Scissor-tailed Nightjar ( Hydropsalis torquata) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
Scissor-tailed Nightjar ( Hydropsalis torquata) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
Scissor-tailed Nightjar ( Hydropsalis torquata) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
Scissor-tailed Nightjar ( Hydropsalis torquata) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Scissor-tailed Nightjar ( Hydropsalis torquata) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Scissor-tailed Nightjar ( Hydropsalis torquata) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
Scissor-tailed Nightjar ( Hydropsalis torquata) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
Scissor-tailed Nightjar ( Hydropsalis torquata) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Scissor-tailed Nightjar ( Hydropsalis torquata) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Scissor-tailed Nightjar ( Hydropsalis torquata) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Scissor-tailed Nightjar ( Hydropsalis torquata) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Scissor-tailed Nightjar ( Hydropsalis torquata) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
Scissor-tailed Nightjar ( Hydropsalis torquata) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
Scissor-tailed Nightjar ( Hydropsalis torquata) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
Scissor-tailed Nightjar ( Hydropsalis torquata) [version 1]
Clements, version 2018:
Scissor-tailed Nightjar ( Hydropsalis torquata) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
Scissor-tailed Nightjar ( Hydropsalis torquata) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
Scissor-tailed Nightjar ( Hydropsalis torquata) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
Scissor-tailed Nightjar ( Hydropsalis torquata) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
Scissor-tailed Nightjar ( Hydropsalis torquata) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
Scissor-tailed Nightjar ( Hydropsalis torquata) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
Scissor-tailed Nightjar ( Hydropsalis torquata) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
Scissor-tailed Nightjar ( Hydropsalis torquata) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
Scissor-tailed Nightjar ( Hydropsalis torquata) [version 1]
eBird version 2018:
Scissor-tailed Nightjar ( Hydropsalis torquata) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Scissor-tailed Nightjar ( Hydropsalis brasiliana) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
Scissor-tailed Nightjar ( Hydropsalis brasiliana) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Scissor-tailed Nightjar ( Hydropsalis torquata) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Scissor-tailed Nightjar ( Hydropsalis torquata) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Scissor-tailed Nightjar ( Hydropsalis torquata) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Scissor-tailed Nightjar ( Hydropsalis torquata) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Scissor-tailed Nightjar ( Hydropsalis torquata) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Scissor-tailed Nightjar ( Hydropsalis torquata) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Scissor-tailed Nightjar ( Hydropsalis torquata) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Scissor-tailed Nightjar ( Hydropsalis torquata) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Scissor-tailed Nightjar ( Hydropsalis torquata) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Scissor-tailed Nightjar ( Hydropsalis torquata) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Scissor-tailed Nightjar ( Hydropsalis torquata) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Scissor-tailed Nightjar ( Hydropsalis torquata) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Scissor-tailed Nightjar ( Hydropsalis torquata) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Scissor-tailed Nightjar ( Hydropsalis torquata) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Scissor-tailed Nightjar ( Hydropsalis torquata) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Scissor-tailed Nightjar ( Hydropsalis torquata) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
Scissor-tailed Nightjar ( Hydropsalis torquata) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
Scissor-tailed Nightjar ( Hydropsalis torquata) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
Scissor-tailed Nightjar ( Hydropsalis torquata) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
Scissor-tailed Nightjar ( Hydropsalis torquata) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
Scissor-tailed Nightjar ( Hydropsalis torquata) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
Scissor-tailed Nightjar ( Hydropsalis torquata) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
Scissor-tailed Nightjar ( Hydropsalis torquata) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
Scissor-tailed Nightjar ( Hydropsalis torquata) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
Scissor-tailed Nightjar ( Hydropsalis torquata) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
Scissor-tailed Nightjar ( Hydropsalis torquata) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
Scissor-tailed Nightjar ( Hydropsalis torquata) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
Scissor-tailed Nightjar ( Hydropsalis torquata) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
Scissor-tailed Nightjar ( Hydropsalis torquata) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
Scissor-tailed Nightjar ( Hydropsalis torquata) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
Scissor-tailed Nightjar ( Hydropsalis torquata) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
Scissor-tailed Nightjar ( Hydropsalis torquata) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
Scissor-tailed Nightjar ( Hydropsalis torquata) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
Scissor-tailed Nightjar ( Hydropsalis torquata) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
Scissor-tailed Nightjar ( Hydropsalis torquata) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
Scissor-tailed Nightjar ( Hydropsalis torquata) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
Scissor-tailed Nightjar ( Hydropsalis torquata) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
Scissor-tailed Nightjar ( Hydropsalis torquata) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
Scissor-tailed Nightjar ( Hydropsalis torquata) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
Scissor-tailed Nightjar ( Hydropsalis torquata) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
Scissor-tailed Nightjar ( Hydropsalis torquata) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
Scissor-tailed Nightjar ( Hydropsalis torquata) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
Scissor-tailed Nightjar ( Hydropsalis torquata) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
Scissor-tailed Nightjar ( Hydropsalis torquata) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
Scissor-tailed Nightjar ( Hydropsalis torquata) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
Scissor-tailed Nightjar ( Hydropsalis torquata) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
Scissor-tailed Nightjar ( Hydropsalis torquata) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
Scissor-tailed Nightjar ( Hydropsalis torquata) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
Scissor-tailed Nightjar ( Hydropsalis torquata) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
Scissor-tailed Nightjar ( Hydropsalis torquata) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
Scissor-tailed Nightjar ( Hydropsalis torquata) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
Scissor-tailed Nightjar ( Hydropsalis torquata) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
Scissor-tailed Nightjar ( Hydropsalis torquata) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
Scissor-tailed Nightjar ( Hydropsalis torquata) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
Scissor-tailed Nightjar ( Hydropsalis torquata) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Scissor-tailed Nightjar ( Hydropsalis torquata) [version 1]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Scissor-tailed Nightjar ( Hydropsalis brasiliana) [version 1]
James Lee Peters:
Hydropsalis brasiliana [version 1]
James Lee Peters (original):
Hydropsalis brasiliana [version 1]
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
Hydropsalis brasiliana [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Scissor-tailed Nightjar ( Hydropsalis brasiliana) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Scissor-tailed Nightjar ( Hydropsalis brasiliana) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
Scissor-tailed Nightjar ( Hydropsalis brasiliana) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (24/10/2003):
Scissor-tailed Nightjar ( Hydropsalis torquata) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (14/09/2005):
Scissor-tailed Nightjar ( Hydropsalis torquata) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (16/07/2006):
Scissor-tailed Nightjar ( Hydropsalis torquata) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (26/09/2007):
Scissor-tailed Nightjar ( Hydropsalis torquata) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (01/05/2008):
Scissor-tailed Nightjar ( Hydropsalis torquata) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (30/09/2009):
Scissor-tailed Nightjar ( Hydropsalis torquata) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (19/08/2010):
Scissor-tailed Nightjar ( Hydropsalis torquata) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (8/08/2011):
Scissor-tailed Nightjar ( Hydropsalis torquata) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (8/02/2012):
Scissor-tailed Nightjar ( Hydropsalis torquata) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (4/09/2012):
Scissor-tailed Nightjar ( Hydropsalis torquata) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (17/03/2013):
Scissor-tailed Nightjar ( Hydropsalis torquata) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (9/02/2014):
Scissor-tailed Nightjar ( Hydropsalis torquata) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (16/02/2015):
Scissor-tailed Nightjar ( Hydropsalis torquata) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (28/07/2016):
Scissor-tailed Nightjar ( Hydropsalis torquata) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (22/04/2017):
Scissor-tailed Nightjar ( Hydropsalis torquata) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (4/06/2018):
Scissor-tailed Nightjar ( Hydropsalis torquata) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Hydropsalis torquata [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Hydropsalis torquata [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Other synonyms


Catalan: Enganyapastors cua de tisora
Czech: Lelek kopistoocasý
Danish: Sakshale
German: Scherenschwanz-Nachtschwalbe, Spießnachtschwalbe
English: Scissor tailed Nightjar, Scissor-tailed Nightjar
English (IOC): Scissor-tailed Nightjar
Spanish: Atajacaminos coludo chico, Atajacaminos tijera , Atajacaminos tijereta, Chotacabras Tijereta, Dormilón Cola Larga, Dormilón Coludo Grande, Dormilón Tijereta
Spanish (Argentine): Atajacaminos tijera
Spanish (Spain): Chotacabras Tijereta
Spanish (HBW): Scissor-tailed Nightjar
Spanish (Peru): Chotacabras de Cola Tijereta
Spanish (Paraguay): Atajacaminos tijereta
Spanish (Uruguay): Dormilón Cola Larga, Dormilón Tijereta
Estonian: käärsaba-öösorr
Finnish: Saksipyrstökehrääjä
French: Engoulevent à queue en ciseaux
Guarani: Yvyja'u jetapa
Hungarian: ollósfarkú lappantyú
Italian: Succiacapre coda a forbice, Succiacapre codaforbice
Japanese: hasamioyotaka, hasamiyotaka
Japanese: ハサミオヨタカ, ハサミヨタカ
Scientific: Caprimulgus torquatus, Hydropsalis brasiliana, Hydropsalis torquata, Hydropsalis torquata torquata
Lithuanian: Brazilinis lėlys
Dutch: Spiesstaartnachtzwaluw
Norwegian Nynorsk: Saksenatteramn
Norwegian: Saksenattravn
Polish: Dziwoletek długosterny, dziwolotek dlugosterny, dziwolotek długosterny, Lelek długosterny, lelkowiec długosterny
Portuguese: Bacurau-tesoura, curiango, curiango-tesoura
Portuguese (Brazil): Bacurau-tesoura, curiango, curiango-tesoura
Portuguese (Portugal): Bacurau-tesoura
Russian: Бразильский козодой, Бразильский острохвостый козодой, Полуошейниковый козодой
Slovak: Lelek šípochvostý
Serbian: Makazorepi leganj
Swedish: Saxstjärtnattskärra, saxstjärtsnattskärra
Ukrainian: Дрімлюга-вилохвіст бразильський
Chinese: 剪尾夜鹰
Chinese (Traditional): 剪尾夜鷹

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