White-winged Nightjar Eleothreptus candicans

Family: Caprimulgidae (Nightjars)

Authority: (Pelzeln, 1867)

Red List Category

Criteria: D1

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Justification of Red List category
This species is currently known from just five sites. The known population is very small. Therefore, the species is classified as Vulnerable. As it may well be found to occur at other sites and the population estimate may have to be revised upwards, the species may qualify for downlisting in the future.

Population size: 600-1700 mature individuals

Population trend: decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 853,000 km2

Country endemic: no

Land-mass type - continent
Realm - Neotropical
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Species factsheet: Eleothreptus candicans. Downloaded from on 01/03/2024.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2024) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 01/03/2024.