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Puerto Rican nightjar (Caprimulgus noctitherus)

Federal Register | Recovery | Critical Habitat | Conservation Plans | Petitions | Life History

Listing Status:   


General Information

The Puerto Rico nightjar is smaller and darker than Caprimulgus vociferus, the species that occurs on the North American mainland. The adult Puerto Rico nightjar is about 21.5 cm long with wings 135 mm long. The throat, upper breast and wing edges are marked with russet. Like all caprimulgids, it has a gaping mouth with conspicuous bristles around the edges. The lateral rectrices show less white than those of Caprimulgus vociferus

This species is listed wherever it is found, but
Current Listing Status Summary
Status Date Listed Lead Region Where Listed
06/04/1973 Southeast Region (Region 4) Entire

» Federal Register Documents

Most Recent Federal Register Documents (Showing 2 of 2)
Date Citation Page Title
04-09-2010 75 FR 18232 18233 5-Year Status Reviews of 15 Caribbean Species
06-04-1973 38 FR 14678 Amendments to List of Endangered Fish and Wildlife; 37 FR 14678

» Recovery

Current Recovery Plan(s)
Date Title Plan Action Status Plan Status
04/19/1984 Puerto Rican Whip-poor-will Recovery Plan View Implementation Progress Final
Other Recovery Documents (Showing 1 of 1)
Date Citation Page Title Document Type
04/09/2010 75 FR 18232 18233 5-Year Status Reviews of 15 Caribbean Species
  • Notice 5-year Review, Initiation
Five Year Review
Date Title
08/16/2012 Puerto Rican Nightjar or guabairo (Caprimulgus noctitherus) 5-Year Review

» Critical Habitat

No critical habitat rules have been published for the Puerto Rican nightjar, Entire.

» Conservation Plans

Habitat Conservation Plans (HCP) (learn more) (Showing 1 of 1)
HCP Plan Summaries
WindMar RE Project

» Petitions

No petition findings have been published for the Puerto Rican nightjar, Entire.

» Life History

No Life History information has been entered into this system for this species.

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