Hydropsalis ruficervix

Sigurðsson, Snorri & Cracraft, Joel, 2014, Deciphering the diversity and history of New World nightjars (Aves: Caprimulgidae) using molecular phylogenetics, Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 170 (3), pp. 506-545: 542

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.1111/zoj.12109

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5311996

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03F887A8-FF83-FFBB-053A-44D5FB0672B2

treatment provided by

Marcus

scientific name

Hydropsalis ruficervix
status

 

HYDROPSALIS RUFICERVIX   (P.L. SCLATER, 1866)

Definition

Previously Caprimulgus longirostris ruficervix   . It is elevated to full species status. It is the sister species of H. roraimae   . Together the two species form a clade that is sister to H. longirostris   .

Diagnosis

Intermediate in size and body shape to H. longirostris   and H. roraimae   . Its plumage is most similar to H. roraimae   , but is slightly lighter and is more distinctly cinnamon coloured, with white spots.

Comments

See previous section on H. roraimae   .