Nightjars (Caprimulgidae)

Madagascar Nightjar (Caprimulgus madagascariensis) - HBW 5, p. 370

French: Engoulevent malgache German: Madagaskarnachtschwalbe Spanish: Chotacabras Malgache

Taxonomy: Caprimulgus Madagascariensis Sganzin, 1840, Sainte Marie, Madagascar.
In past, sometimes considered conspecific with C. asiaticus. Racial differences uncertain, and ­species may be better considered monotypic. Two subspecies currently recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • aldabrensis Ridgway, 1894 - Aldabra.
  • madagascariensis Sganzin, 1840 - Madagascar (including Nosy Boraha).

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