Nightjars (Caprimulgidae)

Freckled Nightjar (Caprimulgus tristigma) - HBW 5, p. 375

French: Engoulevent pointillé German: Fleckennachtschwalbe Spanish: Chotacabras Pecoso
Other common names: West African Freckled Nightjar, Rock Nightjar

Taxonomy: Caprimulgus tristigma Rüppell, 1840, Gondar, Ethiopia.
Five subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • sharpei Alexander, 1901 - Guinea and N Sierra Leone E to W Nigeria, W Cameroon, N Equatorial Guinea and C Central African Republic.
  • pallidogriseus Parker & Benson, 1971 - Nigeria (perhaps on Jos Plateau).
  • tristigma Rüppell, 1840 - Ethiopia, S Sudan and NE Zaire S to Burundi and N Tanzania.

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  • sharpei Alexander, 1901 - Guinea and N Sierra Leone E to W Nigeria, W Cameroon, N Equatorial Guinea and C Central African Republic.
  • pallidogriseus Parker & Benson, 1971 - Nigeria (perhaps on Jos Plateau).
  • tristigma Rüppell, 1840 - Ethiopia, S Sudan and NE Zaire S to Burundi and N Tanzania.
  • lentiginosus A. Smith, 1845 - W Angola, NW & WC Namibia and W South Africa.
  • granosus Clancey, 1965 - SE Zaire, Zambia and S Tanzania S to CN & E South Africa.