Nightjars (Caprimulgidae)

Nubian Nightjar (Caprimulgus nubicus) - HBW 5, p. 365

French: Engoulevent de Nubie German: Nubischer Ziegenmelker Spanish: Chotacabras Nubio

Taxonomy: Caprimulgus nubicus Lichtenstein, 1823, Nubia.
Birds from desert regions between Mt Kilimanjaro and Tsavo formerly placed in race taruensis. Four subspecies currently recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • tamaricis Tristram, 1864 - Israel and Jordan S to SW Saudi Arabia (including one record from Farasan Is) and SW & S Yemen; some birds winter in coastal Sudan and Eritrea to NW Somalia.
  • nubicus Lichtenstein, 1823 - C Sudan.
  • torridus Lort Phillips, 1898 - Somalia, C Ethiopia, Kenya and possibly NE Uganda.
  • jonesi Ogilvie-Grant & Forbes, 1899 - Socotra.

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