Puerto Rican Nightjar, Puerto Rican Whip-poor-will

Puerto Rican Nightjar, Puerto Rican Whip-poor-will by AFC

Antrostomus noctitherus by Kim Toft
(8 in. x 8 in. | Hand Painted Silk | ID#3647)

Family: CAPRIMULGIDAE | Conservation Status: Endangered | Population Trend: decreasing
 

Artist Statement

Located in the dry, coastal scrub areas of Puerto Rico , it was once listed as critically endangered but numbers have recovered in recent years and is now listed as endangered. Their decline is due mainly to habitat loss caused by urban development. The introduction of predators such as the Indian mongoose and feral cats has also dramatically decreased the population. Peurto Rican Niightjars has a distinct ’song’, composed of rapid whip like notes.
 
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