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genus

Caprimulgus Linnaeus, 1758

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Aves - birds »  order Caprimulgiformes - goatsuckers »  family Caprimulgidae - nightjars »  subfamily Caprimulginae - typical nightjars

Scientific synonyms

Gactornis Han, Robbins & Braun, 2010
Nyctipolus Ridgway, 1912
Rossornis Mathews, 1918
Setopagis Ridgway, 1912
Systellura Ridgway, 1912
Veles Bangs, 1918

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Included taxa

Number of records: 55

species Caprimulgus aegyptius Lichtenstein, 1823 - Egyptian Nightjar
species Caprimulgus affinis Horsfield, 1821 - Savanna Nightjar
species Caprimulgus andamanicus Hume, 1873
species Caprimulgus anthonyi (Chapman, 1923) - Scrub Nightjar
species Caprimulgus asiaticus Latham, 1790 - Indian Nightjar
species Caprimulgus atripennis Jerdon, 1845 - Jerdon's Nightjar
species Caprimulgus badius (Bangs & Peck, 1908) - Yucatan Nightjar
species Caprimulgus batesi Sharpe, 1906 - Bates's Nightjar
species Caprimulgus binotatus Bonaparte, 1850 - Brown Nightjar
species Caprimulgus candicans (Pelzeln, 1867) - White-winged Nightjar
species Caprimulgus carolinensis Gmelin, 1789 - Chuck-will's-widow
species Caprimulgus cayennensis Gmelin, 1789 - White-tailed Nightjar
species Caprimulgus celebensis Ogilvie-Grant, 1894 - Sulawesi Nightjar
species Caprimulgus centralasicus Vaurie, 1960 - Vaurie's Nightjar
species Caprimulgus clarus Reichenow, 1892 - Slender-tailed Nightjar
species Caprimulgus climacurus Vieillot, 1824 - Long-tailed Nightjar
species Caprimulgus concretus Bonaparte, 1850 - Bonaparte's Nightjar
species Caprimulgus donaldsoni Sharpe, 1895 - Donaldson-Smith's Nightjar
species Caprimulgus enarratus G. R. Gray, 1871 - Collared Nightjar
species Caprimulgus europaeus Linnaeus, 1758 - Eurasian Nightjar

Caprimulgus europaeus - Eurasian Nightjar

species Caprimulgus eximius Temminck, 1826 - Golden Nightjar
species Caprimulgus fossii Hartlaub, 1857 - Square-tailed Nightjar

Caprimulgus fossii - Square-tailed Nightjar

species Caprimulgus fraenatus Salvadori, 1884 - Sombre Nightjar
species Caprimulgus heterurus (Todd, 1915) - Todd's Nightjar
species Caprimulgus hirundinaceus Spix, 1825 - Pygmy Nightjar
species Caprimulgus indicus Latham, 1790 - Grey Nightjar
species Caprimulgus inornatus Heuglin, 1869 - Plain Nightjar
species Caprimulgus longirostris Bonaparte, 1825 - Band-winged Nightjar
species Caprimulgus macrurus Horsfield, 1821 - Large-tailed Nightjar
species Caprimulgus maculicaudus (Lawrence, 1862) - Spot-tailed Nightjar
species Caprimulgus maculosus (Todd, 1920) - Cayenne Nightjar
species Caprimulgus madagascariensis Sganzin, 1840 - Madagascar Nightjar
species Caprimulgus mahrattensis Sykes, 1832 - Sykes's Nightjar
species Caprimulgus manillensis Walden, 1875 - Philippine Nightjar
species Caprimulgus meesi Sangster & Rozendaal, 2004 - Mees's Nightjar
species Caprimulgus natalensis A. Smith, 1845 - Swamp Nightjar
species Caprimulgus nigrescens Cabanis, 1848 - Blackish Nightjar
species Caprimulgus nigriscapularis Reichenow, 1893 - Black-shouldered Nightjar
species Caprimulgus noctitherus (Wetmore, 1919) - Puerto Rican Nightjar
species Caprimulgus nubicus Lichtenstein, 1823 - Nubian Nightjar
species Caprimulgus parvulus Gould, 1837 - Little Nightjar
species Caprimulgus pectoralis Cuvier, 1816 - Fiery-necked Nightjar
species Caprimulgus poliocephalus Rüppell, 1840 - Montane Nightjar
species Caprimulgus prigoginei Louette, 1990 - Itombwe Nightjar
species Caprimulgus pulchellus Salvadori, 1879 - Salvadori's Nightjar
species Caprimulgus ruficollis Temminck, 1820 - Red-necked Nightjar
species Caprimulgus rufigena A. Smith, 1845 - Rufous-cheeked Nightjar
species Caprimulgus ruwenzorii Ogilvie-Grant, 1909 - Ruwenzori Nightjar
species Caprimulgus salvini Hartert, 1892 - Tawny-collared Nightjar
species Caprimulgus saturatus (Salvin, 1870) - Dusky Nightjar
species Caprimulgus solala Safford, Ash, Duckworth, Telfer & Zewdie, 1995 - Nechisar Nightjar
species Caprimulgus stellatus Blundell & Lovat, 1899 - Star-spotted Nightjar
species Caprimulgus tristigma Rüppell, 1840 - Freckled Nightjar
species Caprimulgus vociferus A. Wilson, 1812 - Whip-poor-will
species Caprimulgus whitelyi (Salvin, 1885) - Roraiman Nightjar

Links and literature

EN Australian Faunal Directory [4288c1a1-f2c8-424d-b8b3-336b77979dc0]

ABRS (2009-2015): Australian Faunal Directory [http://www.environment.gov.au/biodiversi...], Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra [as Caprimulgus Linnaeus, 1758]
Data retrieved on: 8 February 2015
EN Gill F. & Donsker D.: IOC World Bird List 7.3 [http://www.worldbirdnames.org/] [as Caprimulgus Linnaeus, 1758]
Data retrieved on: 16 November 2017
EN Gill F. & Donsker D.: IOC World Bird List 7.3 [http://www.worldbirdnames.org/] [as Veles Bangs, 1918]
Data retrieved on: 16 November 2017
EN Gill F. & Donsker D.: IOC World Bird List 7.3 [http://www.worldbirdnames.org/] [as Systellura Ridgway, 1912]
Data retrieved on: 16 November 2017
EN Gill F. & Donsker D.: IOC World Bird List 7.3 [http://www.worldbirdnames.org/] [as Setopagis Ridgway, 1912]
Data retrieved on: 16 November 2017
EN Gill F. & Donsker D.: IOC World Bird List 7.3 [http://www.worldbirdnames.org/] [as Nyctipolus Ridgway, 1912]
Data retrieved on: 16 November 2017
EN Gill F. & Donsker D.: IOC World Bird List 7.3 [http://www.worldbirdnames.org/] [as Gactornis Han, Robbins & Braun, 2010]
Data retrieved on: 16 November 2017

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