New Caledonian Owlet-nightjar (Aegotheles savesi) - HBW 5, p. 264
French: Égothèle calédonien
Spanish: Egotelo de Nueva Caledonia
Taxonomy: Aegotheles savesi E. L. and E. L. C. Layard, 1881, Tongué, near Nouméa, New Caledonia.
Affinities difficult to judge, but plumage pattern and broad tail feathers are at least suggestive that present species may be most closely related to A. bennettii and A. cristatus. Possibly intermediate between extinct A. novaezealandiae (see page 252) and other members of family. Monotypic.
Distribution: SW New Caledonia.
- Critically Endangered
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