Reserva Ecológica Costanera Sur

Sitio realizado por aficionados a la observación de aves desde 10 de enero 2006

Nacunda Nighthawk - Chordeiles nacunda

Order: Caprimulgiformes - Family: Caprimulgidae Status: Occasional. Habitat: Grasslands and open areas

All records since January 2014

Ñacundá/Nacunda Nighthawk8-2015 © Victoria Mansilla
Brown overall. White throat and buff semicollar. Outer tail feathers with white tips in males. Females lack them.
In flight white underparts (not visible when sitting). Underwing coverts and bar on primaries, white.
Ñacundá/Nacunda Nighthawk2-2014 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Nacunda Nighthawk
Chordeiles nacunda
19-9-18 © Julián Hernández
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"A nacunda nighthawk (Chordeiles - Podager- nacunda) taking off from a vegetation mat in Coypu Pond. It flew off when two caracaras (Caracara plancus) landed on the same mat searching for food. The Southern lapwings (Vanellus chilensis) moving around began to scream, chase the raptors causing a hell of a mess among all the species. Ducks also took off and so did birds (of different species) as quick as possible and in any direction. The nacunda flew in big and high circles, then round the pond flying low, near the water. The Reserve was closed on that day, though walking along the sidewalk (always carefully) gave us this pleasant surprise. Time: 5:30 pm, sunny day with scattered clouds and hot". Julián Hernández

More photographic records since January 2013