Cayenne Nightjar Setopagis maculosa

Family: Caprimulgidae (Nightjars)

Authority: (Todd, 1920)

Red List Category

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Justification of Red List category
This species is known with certainty only from the type-specimen taken in French Guiana in 1917, and it is classified as Data Deficient. There have been several possible sightings since the original record, but searches for the species have so far proved unsuccessful. Nevertheless, potentially suitable habitat remains, and there is no reason why the species may not still be extant. Its taxonomic status has been questioned, but a re-examination of the type-specimen appears to confirm it as a valid species.

Population size: unknown

Population trend: unknown

Country endemic: yes

Realm - Neotropical
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Setopagis maculosa. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/cayenne-nightjar-setopagis-maculosa on 01/12/2023.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org on 01/12/2023.