Antillean Nighthawk

Chordeiles gundlachii

Order

CAPRIMULGIFORMES

Family

Goatsuckers (Caprimulgidae)

Code 4

ANNI

Code 6

CHOGUN

ITIS

HEAD

Antillean Nighthawk Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: All-purpose
  • Eye Color: Dark brown.
  • Head pattern: Eyering, Unique pattern
  • Crown Color: Buff to pale red-brown with heavy black barring.
  • Forehead Color: Buff to pale red-brown with heavy black barring.
  • Nape Color: Buff to pale red-brown with heavy black barring.
  • Throat Color: White
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Antilean Nighthawk Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 20 cm (8 in)
  • Weight: 51 g (1.8 oz)
  • Size: Small (5 - 9 in)
  • Color Primary: Brown, Buff
  • Underparts: Buff to pale red-brown with faint black barring.
  • Upperparts: Buff to pale red-brown with heavy black barring.
  • Back Pattern: Mottled
  • Belly Pattern: Barred or banded
  • Breast Pattern: Striped or streaked

FLIGHT

Antilean Nighthawk Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Fluttery and darting mothlike flight with erratic changes in direction., Slow measured wing beats.
  • Wingspan Range: 51-56 cm (20-22 in)
  • Wing Shape: Pointed-Wings
  • Tail shape: Notched Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Banded
  • Upper Tail: Buff to pale red-brown with heavy black barring.
  • Under Tail: Black and white banded.
  • Leg Color: Gray
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