Steatornis caripensis (Oilbird)


Dutch: Vetvogel

Order: Caprimulgiformes
Family: Steatornithidae
Genus: Steatornis
Species: Steatornis caripensis

Many thanks to the Senckenberg Museum, Frankfurt, for allowing us to photograph this specimen.

Side, top and bottom view of skull. (Click on image to enlarge)

Length: 64 mm
Length cranium: 38 mm
Width (cranium): 37 mm
Height (cranium): 22 mm
Alternative names: Fettschwalm (German), Guacharo des cavernes (French), Guácharo (Spanish)