Lyre-tailed Nightjar Uropsalis lyra
Lyre-tailed Nightjar, Abra Patricia, Peru, October 2018 - click for larger image Abra Patricia, Peru
October 2018

The Lyre-tailed Nightjar is distributed in the Andes from Venezuela to northern Argentina. See the distribution map at Birdlife International. It is found in forest edges near rocky areas and mainly between 1,100 and 2,100 metres so generally lower than the similar Swallow-tailed Nightjar U. segmentata though the two species can meet.

Compared to the Swallow-tailed Nightjar it has a more obvious rufous collar and a black and grey crown with vermiculations.

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