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|Mexican Whip-poor-will (Antrostomus arizonae) Nightjars and Allies (Caprimulgidae)|
|dk: Arizona Natravn es: Tapacaminos Cuerporruín Mexicano|
2018-04-21 Camino a Tzontehuitz, San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas (Chp), Mexico
Even though you can't see the bird that well here, it should be possible to perceive that the species is rather compact and dark compared to other nightjars. It is one of the most widespread ones in mountainous regions in Mexico.
2019-02-01 Cerro San Juan - Camino a La Noria, Nayarit (Nay), Mexico
Male with white tail corners. Dark bird with hint of buffy collar. Buff-collared would be lighter gray. Well spotted by client Bryan Nixon.
2020-01-05 Camino a Pánuco, Copala, Sinaloa (Sin), Mexico
Other than being a dark bird (good for the species), the very big white patches on the outer tail are fairly diagnostic in the area for the male of this species. The bird was calling too, confirming the identification.
We had different flashlights pointed at it, hence the different light quality one photo to another.