Sombre Nightjar (Caprimulgus fraenatus) - HBW 5, p. 361
French: Engoulevent sombre
Spanish: Chotacabras Oscuro
Other common names: Dark Nightjar, Dusky Nightjar(!)
Taxonomy: Caprimulgus fraenatus Salvadori, 1884, Daimbi, Shoa.
Formerly considered conspecific with C. rufigena, and these two form superspecies with C. europaeus. In past, birds of Kenya occasionally separated as race keniensis, but probably not sufficiently distinct. Monotypic.
Distribution: Patchily from Ethiopia and NW Somalia S to NE Tanzania.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
one on the road at night, seen in headlights and approached with torch Locality Awash National Park, Ethiopia (Monotypic species)
Martin Kennewell 26 October 2010 5 years ago 43 sec 4.3
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