Nightjars (Caprimulgidae)

Plain Nightjar (Caprimulgus inornatus) - HBW 5, p. 371

French: Engoulevent terne German: Marmornachtschwalbe Spanish: Chotacabras Sencillo
Other common names: Ludovic’s Nightjar (possible race ludovicianus)

Taxonomy: Caprimulgus inornatus Heuglin, 1869, Bogosland.
Possibly forms superspecies with C. stellatus. Birds from SW Ethiopia formerly separated as race ludovicianus, which was sometimes considered a separate species. Birds of Niger formerly separated as race vinaceabrunneus. Monotypic.

Distribution: S Mauritania and N Senegal E to Ethiopia, NW Somalia and NW Kenya, and SW Saudi Arabia S into Yemen. Winters from Senegal and Liberia to SW Sudan and possibly SW Ethiopia, and S to Tanzania.

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