Red-necked Nightjar (Caprimulgus ruficollis) - HBW 5, p. 359
French: Engoulevent à collier roux
Spanish: Chotacabras Cuellirrojo
Taxonomy: Caprimulgus ruficollis Temminck, 1820, Algeciras, Spain.
Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- ruficollis Temminck, 1820 - Spain, Portugal and N Morocco.
- desertorum Erlanger, 1899 - NE Morocco, N Algeria (S to Great Atlas Mts) and N Tunisia.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 7 videos
An adult bird incubating, at an orange crop Locality Xàtiva, Valencia, Valencian Community, Spain (ssp ruficollis)
Alex García · Videoaves 31 May 2007 7 years ago 24 sec 4.9
A bird laying on a road at night Locality Alto Tajo, Guadalajara, Castile-La Mancha, Spain (ssp ruficollis)
Javier Ortas 13 May 2008 6 years ago 28 sec 4.7
A nightjar in the middle of the track. Locality Mali, Labé Region, Guinea
Jordi Palou 19 January 2013 1 year ago 1 min 5 sec 4.2
A male singing on the road Locality Albarreal de Tajo, Toledo, Castile-La Mancha, Spain (ssp ruficollis)
Manu Santa-Cruz 4 June 2012 2 years ago 11 sec 4.1
A close-up of a bird on the ground Locality Alto Tajo, Guadalajara, Castile-La Mancha, Spain (ssp ruficollis)
Javier Ortas 13 May 2008 6 years ago 27 sec 4.1
Two chicks in the nest. Locality Sierra de Chiva, Valencia, Valencian Community, Spain (ssp ruficollis)
Carlos Fabregat 10 June 2007 43 weeks ago 38 sec 4
PhotosSee all 13 photos
Adult male Red-necked Nightjar appeared at swimming pool at same time every day (dawn and dusk). It often took a drink and on tw
Locality Algarve Region, Portugal
Steve M.R.Young 25 August 2013 1 year ago 4.6
One bird in olive-tree
Locality Campo Lugar, Cáceres, Extremadura, Spain
Antonio Calvo 30 September 2012 2 years ago 4.5
Picture taken in Madrid
Locality Madrid, Spain
Delfin 23 June 2013 10 weeks ago 4.1
Resting on ground in day time.
Locality Tarragona Province, Catalonia, Spain (ssp ruficollis)
Fran Trabalon 13 June 2013 1 year ago 4
A bird perching on a dry riverbed
Locality Cambrils, Tarragona Province, Catalonia, Spain (ssp ruficollis)
Maris Strazds 2 August 2009 2 years ago 3.7
Adulte at the dusk
Locality Agadir Province, Souss-Massa-Draâ Region, Morocco (ssp desertorum)
Imad Cherkkaoui 19 July 2011 2 years ago 3.7