Plain Nightjar (Caprimulgus inornatus) - HBW 5, p. 371
French: Engoulevent terne
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.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
A bird at night, closing and opening the eye. Locality Yabelo, Oromia Region, Ethiopia (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 12 December 2005 9 years ago 28 sec 4.2
A bird on the ground at night. Locality Yabelo, Oromia Region, Ethiopia (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 12 December 2005 9 years ago 34 sec 3.7
Locality Sabt Alalayah, Asir Province, Saudi Arabia
mansorea 30 July 2015 33 weeks ago 4.8
adult on road at night
Locality Bonkro, Ashanti Region, Ghana (Monotypic species)
Nik Borrow 7 May 2011 2 years ago 4.3
Perched on branch
Locality Filfil Forest, Northern Red Sea Region, Eritrea
Jason Anderson 13 September 2008 5 years ago 3
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