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Pygmy Nightjar
Nyctipolus hirundinaceus von Spix, 1825
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Order:
  Caprimulgiformes
Family:
  Caprimulgidae
Genus:
  Nyctipolus

Scientific:
  Nyctipolus hirundinaceus

Citation:
  von Spix, 1825

Reference:
  Av.Sp.Nov.Brasil. 2 p.2 pl.3 fig.1

Protonym:
  Caprimulgus hirundinaceus

Avibase ID:
  B016976370B6CA74

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/B0169763

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 555566

Geographic range:

  • Nyctipolus hirundinaceus hirundinaceus: NE Brazil (s Piauí to Bahia and Alagoas)
  • Nyctipolus hirundinaceus cearae: E Brazil (Ceará to extreme n Bahia)
  • Nyctipolus hirundinaceus vielliardi: E Brazil (Espírito Santo)
Source: Clements checklist

English:
  Pygmy Nightjar
Czech:
  lelek vlaštovčí
German:
  Spixnachtschwalbe
Danish:
  Dværgnatravn
Spanish:
  Chotacabras Pigmeo
Finnish:
  kääpiökehrääjä
French:
  Engoulevent pygmée
Italian:
  Succiacapre pigmeo
Japanese:
  kobitoyotaka
Japanese:
  コビトヨタカ
Dutch:
  Spix' Nachtzwaluw
Norwegian:
  Pygménattravn
Polish:
  lelek brazylijski
Portuguese:
  Bacurauzinho-da-caatinca
Portuguese (Brazil):
  Bacurauzinho-da-caatinga
Russian:
  Крошечный козодой
Slovak:
  lelek trpasličí
Swedish:
  pygménattskärra
Chinese:
  侏夜鹰


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

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

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Other synonyms

Catalan: Enganyapastors pigmeu
Czech: Lelek vlaštovcí, lelek vlaštovčí
Danish: Dværgnatravn
German: Spixnachtschwalbe, Spix-Nachtschwalbe
English: Pygmy Nightjar
Spanish: Atajacaminos golondrina, Chotacabra Menor, Chotacabras Pigmeo
Spanish (Spain): Chotacabras Pigmeo
Spanish (Paraguay): Atajacaminos golondrina
Estonian: värb-öösorr
Finnish: Kääpiökehrääjä
French: Engoulevent pygmée
Guarani: Yvyja'u
Hungarian: Spix-lappantyú
Italian: Succiacapre pigmeo
Japanese: kobitoyotaka
Japanese: コビトヨタカ
Latin: Caprimulgus hirundinaceus, Caprimulgus hirundinaceus hirundinaceus, Nyctipolus hirundinaceus
Lithuanian: Lėlys mažylis
Dutch: Spix' Nachtzwaluw, Spix-nachtzwaluw
Norwegian: Pygménattravn
Polish: lelek brazylijski, lelkowiec brazylijski
Portuguese: bacurau-da-caatinga, bacurau-pigmeu, Bacurauzinho-da-caatinca, bacurauzinho-da-caatinga
Portuguese (Brazil): bacurau-da-caatinga, bacurau-pigmeu, Bacurauzinho-da-caatinga
Portuguese (Portugal): Bacurauzinho-da-caatinga
Russian: Крошечный козодой
Slovak: lelek trpasličí
Swedish: Pygménattskärra
Chinese: 侏夜鹰
Chinese (Traditional): 侏夜鷹

 

         

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