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 40 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 7 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