Caprimulgiformes

Nightjars (Caprimulgidae)

HBW 5, p. 302

  • Small to large nocturnal birds, with variegated plumage, large mouth, long wings and tail, and short legs.
  • Cosmopolitan, although absent from polar regions.
  • Desert, grassland and open wooded country to forest, from sea-level up to 4200 m.
  • 15 genera, 91 species, 221 taxa.
  • 7 species threatened; none definitely extinct since 1600.
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15 genera, 91 species

901 files covering
15 genera (100%)
80 species (88%)

 

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14 genera (93%)
66 species (73%)
    522 photographs covering
15 genera (100%)
76 species (84%)
    68 sound recordings covering
10 genera (67%)
39 species (43%)
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