The Dusky Nightjar (Caprimulgus saturatus) lives in Costa Rica and Panama. It prefers edges and openings in canopy of mountains forests, in highland pastures with tall trees. Adults are 23 cm (9 inches) in height and 55 g in weight.
It has head, chest, and upperparts sooty black, spotted with rufous, belly cinnamon-buff barred with black. Bill black, feet grayish, and tail chestnut barred and mottled with black. This nocturnal bird feeds on flying insects, especially beetles and moths.