Nightjars (Caprimulgidae)

Indian Nightjar (Caprimulgus asiaticus) - HBW 5, p. 370

French: Engoulevent indien German: Hindunachtschwalbe Spanish: Chotacabras Hindú
Other common names: (Southern) Common Indian Nightjar, Little Indian Nightjar

Taxonomy: Caprimulgus asiaticus Latham, 1790, Bombay.
In past, sometimes considered conspecific with C. madagascariensis. Three subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • asiaticus Latham, 1790 - SE Pakistan and India to S Thailand and S Indochina.
  • eidos J. L. Peters, 1940 - Sri Lanka.
  • siamensis Meyer de Schauensee, 1934 - N Thailand.