Genus Siphonorhis


Jamaican Poorwill - The Jamaican Pauraque, Jamaican Poorwill, or Jamaican Least-pauraquƩ is a species of nightjar in the Caprimulgidae family. It is endemic to Jamaica. Its natural habitats are tropical dry forests and subtropical or tropical dry shrubland. It is critically endangered or possibly already extinct due to a combination of introduced predators and habitat destruction.


Least Pauraque - Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry forests. As seen by the fact that it was only described in 1917, this is an enigmatic and little-known bird. It was listed as Near Threatened by the IUCN from 1988 on, but in 2000 its status was changed to Data Deficient, owing to the continuing uncertainty. With more information available, it is again listed as Near Threatened in the 2007 IUCN Red List.

Order : Caprimulgiformes
Family : Caprimulgidae
Genus : Siphonorhis