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Swallow-tailed Nightjar (Uropsalis segmentata) Ulcumano Ecolodge, Pasco, Peru. 8 Nov, 2020 Geotagged,Peru,Spring,Swallow-tailed nightjar,Uropsalis segmentata Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Swallow-tailed Nightjar (Uropsalis segmentata)

Ulcumano Ecolodge, Pasco, Peru. 8 Nov, 2020

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  1. A very friendly male of this stunning species, he would appear every day on the path between the cabins, around 18:35 (just as it was starting to get dark), hunting insects in wide lazy loops, completely unperturbed by people (I was maybe 6 meters away), and after about 10 minutes, he would take off to hunt elsewhere, and not reappear until the next day. Posted 17 days ago
  2. Looks like a most unusual bird. Posted 17 days ago
    1. I love these cases of runaway sexual selection. Posted 16 days ago
  3. Thanks for sharing Posted 17 days ago
  4. I was just perusing your Peruvian bird photos and was wondering if you have a favorite? Or, top 3 favorites? I have at least 20 favorites, lol. There are so many exquisite species that it's blowing my mind a bit when I look at your collection as a whole <3. Posted 16 days ago
    1. Ah thanks Christine! Hmmm that is tricky. A few favorites (though I wouldn't care to order them): the Lanceolated Monklet, the Crested Owl, the Rufous-crested Coquette, the Andean Cock of the Rock, the Razor-billed Curassow, the Spangled Cotinga (I didn't get a good photo of that one, so it's not on JD), the list goes on!
      However, the top spot, without a doubt, goes to the Marvelous Spatuletail!
      Posted 15 days ago
      1. Here are my faves, but not in order. And, there are more, but I was starting to feel like it was pointless to list them because there are too many insanely cool birds that you have photographed:

        Marvelous spatuletail (Loddigesia mirabilis) Huembo Lodge, Amazonas, Peru. Jan 22, 2021 Geotagged,Loddigesia mirabilis,Marvelous spatuletail,Peru,Summer,loddigesia

        Rufous-crested coquette (Lophornis delattrei) Reserva Arena Blanca, San Martín, Peru. Jan 18, 2021 Geotagged,Lophornis delattrei,Peru,Rufous-crested coquette,Summer

        Yellow-billed jacamar (Galbula albirostris) Pumarinri Lodge, San Martín, Peru. Jan 13, 2021 Galbula albirostris,Geotagged,Peru,Summer,Yellow-billed jacamar

        Lemon-throated barbet (Eubucco richardsoni) Pumarinri Lodge, San Martín, Peru. Jan 12, 2021 Eubucco richardsoni,Geotagged,Lemon-throated barbet,Peru,Summer

        Creamy-crested spinetail (Cranioleuca albicapilla) Camino a Pui Pui, Junín, Peru. Dec 1, 2020 Cranioleuca albicapilla,Creamy-crested spinetail,Geotagged,Peru,Spring

        Hairy-crested antbird (Rhegmatorhina melanosticta) PNYC - El Paujil, Pasco, Peru. Aug 25, 2020 Geotagged,Hairy-crested antbird,Peru,Rhegmatorhina melanosticta,Winter

        Masked crimson tanager (Ramphocelus nigrogularis) Villa Rica, Pasco, Peru. Jan 18, 2020 Geotagged,Masked crimson tanager,Peru,Ramphocelus nigrogularis,Summer

        Pearled treerunner (Margarornis squamiger) PN Yanachaga Chemillén - San Alberto, Pasco, Peru. Mar 12, 2020 Geotagged,Margarornis squamiger,Pearled treerunner,Peru,Summer

        Grass-green tanager (Chlorornis riefferii) PN Yanachaga - Chemillén - San Alberto, Pasco, Peru. Mar 15, 2020. Chlorornis riefferii,Geotagged,Grass-green tanager,Peru,Summer

        Posted 15 days ago
        1. I can see there's some overlap in our respective favorites :)
          But yes, there were so many. I ended up seeing over 900 species, more than twice the number I've seen in all the US!
          Hopefully I'll be able to go back next year..
          Posted 15 days ago
          1. WHOA! Over 900 species is so incredible! What an amazing experience. I hope you get to return and share more photos! They definitely make me sigh with happiness. Posted 15 days ago
            1. Ah thanks Christine!! Latin America is just crazy when it comes to birds. Even in Peru, I've got another 900 species waiting for me there, not to mention all the beauties I hope to one day see in Guyana, Brazil, Bolivia, Argentina...
              Posted 15 days ago
  5. Incredible bird, Thibaud! Posted 16 days ago
    1. Thanks Ferdy! Posted 15 days ago

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The swallow-tailed nightjar is a species of nightjar in the family Caprimulgidae.

It is found in Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist montane forests and subtropical or tropical high-altitude grassland.

Similar species: Nightjars And Frogmouths
Species identified by Thibaud Aronson
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By Thibaud Aronson

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Uploaded Apr 27, 2021. Captured Nov 8, 2020 18:31 in Chontabamba, Peru.
  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • f/7.1
  • 1/25s
  • ISO10000
  • 189mm