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 7 weeks ago 4.8
adult on road at night
Locality Bonkro, Ashanti Region, Ghana (Monotypic species)
Nik Borrow 7 May 2011 1 year ago 4.3
Perched on branch
Locality Filfil Forest, Northern Red Sea Region, Eritrea
Jason Anderson 13 September 2008 4 years ago 3.3
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