Siphonorhis brewsteri brewsteri (Chapman, 1917)

Least poorwill



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: 1928

Rediscovered in 1969

IUCN RedList status: Near Threatened



Dominican Republic & Haiti, Hispaniola


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Chapman, F. M. (1917). Description of new birds from Santo Domingo and remarks on others in the Brewster-Sandford Collection. Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 37: 327-334. 

Other references:

BirdLife International. (2012). Siphonorhis brewsteri. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. ( Downloaded on 21 March 2015.

Cleere, N. and Nurney, D. (1998). Nightjars: a guide to nightjars and related nightbirds. Pica Press, Robertsbridge, U.K.

Garrido, Orlando H. (2003). A new subspecies of the least parauque (Siphonorhis brewsteri) (Aves: Caprimulgidae) from Gonave island, Haiti, with comments on the genus. Solenodon 3: 61-67.

Raffaele, H.; Wiley, J.; Garrido, O.; Keith, A.; Raffaele, J. (1998). Birds of the West Indies. Christopher Helm, London.

Tobias, Joseph A., Butchart, Stuart H. M. and Collar, Nigel J. (2006). Lost and found: a gap analysis for the Neotropical avifauna. Neotropical Birding [2006]: 4-22.


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