Nacunda Nighthawk

The generic name Podager originates from the Latin meaning a man suffering from gout and reflects the awkward walking manner of this nighthawk while the specific name nacunda is derived from the GuaranĂ­ Indian word for a big-mouth.

The Nacunda Nighthawk is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Nacunda Nighthawk (Podager nacunda) is a species of nightjar in the Caprimulgidae family. It is placed in the monotypic genus Podager. It is found in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, and Venezuela. Its natural habitats are dry savanna, subtropical or tropical seasonally wet or flooded lowland grassland, and heavily degraded former forest. More

Nacunda NighthawkBirds in Suriname = - Nacunda Nighthawk A photo of a nacunda Nighthawk, made by Foek Chin Joe in on the Zorg en Hoop airfield (SMZO) in Suriname in 2000. A large nighthawk whith white underparts. Active after sunset, it flies to catch insects. By day it rests on the ground. In Suriname it is rare. More

Order : Caprimulgiformes
Family : Caprimulgidae
Genus : Podager
Species : nacunda
Authority : (Vieillot, 1817)