Taxon profile


Northern Potoo
Nyctibius jamaicensis (Gmelin, 1789)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Aves - birds »  order Caprimulgiformes - goatsuckers »  family Nyctibiidae - potoos »  genus Nyctibius

Other names

= Common Potoo

Least Concern LC

Included taxa

Number of records: 5

subspecies Nyctibius jamaicensis abbotti Richmond, 1917
subspecies Nyctibius jamaicensis costaricensis Ridgway, 1912
subspecies Nyctibius jamaicensis jamaicensis (Gmelin, 1789)
subspecies Nyctibius jamaicensis lambi J. Davis, 1959
subspecies Nyctibius jamaicensis mexicanus Nelson, 1900

Links and literature

EN AOU Checklist of North and Middle American Birds 2013 [], North American Classification Committee (NACC) [as Nyctibius jamaicensis]
Data retrieved on: 26 April 2013
EN Bird Life 3 [22689642]

Bird Life [] [as Nyctibius jamaicensis (Gmelin, 1789)]
Data retrieved on: 23 November 2018
EN IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018-1 [22689642]

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species [] [as Nyctibius jamaicensis (Gmelin, 1789)]
Data retrieved on: 2 August 2018
EN Gill F., Donsker D. & Rasmussen P. (eds): IOC World Bird List 11.1 [] [as Nyctibius jamaicensis (Gmelin, JF, 1789)]
Data retrieved on: 4 December 2021
EN del Hoyo J., Elliott A., Sargatal J., Christie D.A. & de Juana E. (eds.).: Handbook of the Birds of the World (HBW) Alive [], Lynx Edicions, Barcelona [as Nyctibius jamaicensis J. F. Gmelin, 1789]
Data retrieved on: 28 November 2018
CZ Hudec K. et al. (2003): Soustava a české názvosloví ptáků světa, Muzeum Komenského v Přerově. 462 pp. [as Nyctibius jamaicensis (Gmelin, 1789)]
EN Clements, J. F.: eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world 6.7, Cornell Lab of Ornithology [as Nyctibius jamaicensis]
Data retrieved on: 7 April 2013

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