The Short-tailed Nighthawk (Lurocalis semitorquatus) is a species of nightjar in the Caprimulgidae family. It is found in Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, and Venezuela. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical swamps.
- BirdLife International 2004. Lurocalis semitorquatus. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 24 July 2007.
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