Taxon profile


Australian Owlet-nightjar
Aegotheles cristatus cristatus (Shaw, 1790)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Aves - birds »  order Caprimulgiformes - goatsuckers »  family Aegothelidae - owlet-nightjars »  genus Aegotheles »  species Aegotheles cristatus - Australian Owlet-nightjar

Scientific synonyms

Aegotheles australis Swainson, 1837
Aegotheles cristatus centralia Mathews, 1918
Aegotheles cristatus melvillensis Mathews, 1918
Aegotheles cristatus murchisonianus Mathews, 1912
Aegotheles cristatus olivei Mathews, 1918
Aegotheles leucogaster Gould, 1844
Aegotheles lunulatus Jardine & Selby, 1835
Aegotheles rufus Hall, 1901
Caprimulgus cristatus Shaw, 1790
Caprimulgus novaehollandiae Latham, 1790

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Links and literature

EN Australian Faunal Directory [23e17470-e356-44eb-a8de-be4bf4c4fd8d]

ABRS (2009-2015): Australian Faunal Directory [], Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra [as Aegotheles cristatus cristatus (Shaw, 1790)]
Data retrieved on: 8 February 2015
EN Gill F. & Donsker D.: IOC World Bird List 7.3 [] [as Aegotheles cristatus cristatus (Shaw, 1790)]
Data retrieved on: 16 November 2017
EN Clements, J. F.: eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world 6.7 [], Cornell Lab of Ornithology [as Aegotheles cristatus cristatus]
Data retrieved on: 25 April 2013

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