Category Archive: Steatornithidae

Oct 20 2013

Why Oilbirds are living in the dark, even in daytime

In the province of Cumana are several lofty mountains, the highest of which is Tumeriquiri. In this mountain is situated the cavern of Guacharo, which is celebrated among the Indians. It is very extensive, and serves as a living environment to an immense number of nocturnal birds, especially the Oilbird or Guacharo, from the fat …

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Jun 08 2011

Oilbird (Steatornis caripensis)

[order] CAPRIMULGIFORMES | [family] Steatornithidae | [latin] Steatornis caripensis | [UK] Oilbird | [FR] Guaracho de Caripe | [DE] Fettschwalm | [ES] Guacharo, Guacharo, Huira Pishco (Ecu) | [NL] Vetvogel Subspecies Genus Species subspecies Breeding Range Breeding Range 2 Non Breeding Range Nyctibius caripensis Steatornis caripensis Steatornis caripensis SA n, nw, also Panama Physical charateristics …

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