White-throated Nightjar (Eurostopodus mystacalis) - HBW 5, p. 339
French: Engoulevent moustac
Spanish: Chotacabras Bigotudo
Other common names: White-throated Eared-nightjar
Taxonomy: Caprimulgus mystacalis Temminck, 1826, New South Wales.
Genus tentatively merged into Caprimulgus by one author, but this proposal has received very little support. Formerly listed as E. albogularis, but name mystacalis has priority. Internal taxonomy worthy of further study; races nigripennis and exul may both be distinct species, with at least the former apparently differing vocally from nominate mystacalis. Three subspecies currently recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- nigripennis E. P. Ramsay, 1881 - N & C Solomon Is (including Bougainville).
- exul Mayr, 1941 - New Caledonia.
- mystacalis (Temminck, 1826) - E Australia, from Cape York Peninsula S through E Queensland and E New South Wales to E & CS Victoria; winters N to SC & E New Guinea.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
One egg in the nest, on litter of woodland floor Locality Captain’s Flat, New South Wales, Australia (ssp mystacalis)
Geoffrey Dabb 31 October 2002 8 years ago 18 sec 4.6
A bird incubating on woodland floor Locality Captain’s Flat, New South Wales, Australia (ssp mystacalis)
Geoffrey Dabb 31 October 2002 8 years ago 44 sec 3.8
An adult on the ground Locality Samsonvale, Queensland, Australia (ssp mystacalis)
Tom Tarrant 30 November 1995 10 years ago 30 sec 3.8
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