Hydropsalis torquata (Gmelin, 1789)

Fischer, Wagner, Faria de Godoi, Raquel & Conceição Paranhos Filho, Antonio, 2018, Roadkill records of reptiles and birds in Cerrado and Pantanal landscapes, Check List 14 (5), pp. 845-876: 872

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http://doi.org/ 10.15560/14.5.845

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Hydropsalis torquata (Gmelin, 1789)


Hydropsalis torquata (Gmelin, 1789)  

Record. Table 3.

The Scissor-tailed Nightjar had a short bill with a broad gape, and short tarsi. This species is cryptically colored with grayish brown plumage, and has a tawny collar across the nape. The typical feature that identifies the species is the elongated outer rectrices (the scissor) with white on the inner webs, which confirmed our indi- vidual was a male ( Fig. 14). The wings were uniformly dark with no white band across the outer primaries.