Black-shouldered Nightjar (Caprimulgus nigriscapularis) - HBW 5, p. 369
French: Engoulevent à épaulettes noires
Spanish: Chotacabras Hombronegro
Other common names: Dusky Nightjar(!)
Taxonomy: Caprimulgus nigriscapularis Reichenow, 1893, Songa, west of Lake Albert.
Often considered conspecific with C. pectoralis; these two form superspecies with C. poliocephalus and C. ruwenzorii. Monotypic.
Distribution: Patchily from Gambia, Senegal and W Sierra Leone E through Nigeria and Cameroon to SE Sudan and W Kenya, and S to Congo and SW Zaire.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
A bird roosting on the ground
Locality Ankasa-Nini National Park, Western Region, Ghana (Monotypic species)
Lars Petersson 25 January 2013 2 years ago 4.4
scary bird watching us in the grass
Locality Fort Portal, Uganda
lsargentini 2 November 2009 3 years ago 2.8
Bird on ground. Probably male. Rufous morph.
Locality Rusumo, East Province, Rwanda
Jason Anderson 13 December 2009 4 years ago 2.5
Adult calling while perched
Locality Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda
Markus Lilje 27 June 2015 18 weeks ago 2
- No sound recordings available yet