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Savanna or Franklin's Nightjar

Caprimulgus [affinis or monticolus] (= Caprimulgus affinis) Horsfield, T 1821

The savanna nightjar is a species of nightjar found in South and Southeast Asia. Eight subspecies are recognised: C. a. monticolus, C. a. amoyensis, C. a. stictomus, C. a. affinis, C. a. timorensis, C. a. griseatus, C. a. mindanensis and C. a. propinquus. Its habitat is open forest and areas with scrub. Its length is about 25 cm (9.8 in). The upperparts are brownish-grey and vermiculated, with pale brown speckles. The underparts are brown, with bars. The savanna nightjar is nocturnal and is recognizable by its characteristic loud chirping calls, mainly given in flight during the evening. The IUCN Red List has assessed the species to be of least concern because it has a large range and its population trend is stable. Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Caprimulgiformes
Family:
  Caprimulgidae
Genus:
   Caprimulgus
Scientific:
  Caprimulgus affinis


Original description

Citation:
  Horsfield, T 1821

Reference:
   Trans. Linn. Soc. London (1), 13 p.142

Protonym:
  Caprimulgus affinis

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/754875


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  014F246283EE12CD

Avibase ID:
  avibase-014F2462

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/014F2462


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 555592

Geographic range:

  • Caprimulgus affinis affinis: Greater and Lesser Sundas
  • Caprimulgus affinis undulatus: W Lesser Sundas (Sumbawa, Komodo and Flores)
  • Caprimulgus affinis kasuidori: Central Lesser Sundas (Sumba and Sawu)
  • Caprimulgus affinis amoyensis: SE China and n Vietnam
  • Caprimulgus affinis stictomus: Taiwan
  • Caprimulgus affinis griseatus: N Philippines
  • Caprimulgus affinis mindanensis: S Philippines (Mindanao); sight record from Jolo (Sulu Arch.)
  • Caprimulgus affinis propinquus: N-central and s Sulawesi
  • Caprimulgus affinis timorensis: E Lesser Sundas (Alor, Timor, Rote and Kisar)
  • Caprimulgus monticolus: NE Pakistan to India, Myanmar, s Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam
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English:
Savanna or Franklin's Nightjar
French:
Engoulevent affin ou E. monticole


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Savanna or Franklin's Nightjar ( Caprimulgus [affinis or monticolus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Savanna or Franklin's Nightjar ( Caprimulgus [affinis or monticolus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Savanna or Franklin's Nightjar ( Caprimulgus [affinis or monticolus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Savanna or Franklin's Nightjar ( Caprimulgus [affinis or monticolus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Savanna or Franklin's Nightjar ( Caprimulgus [affinis or monticolus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Savanna or Franklin's Nightjar ( Caprimulgus [affinis or monticolus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Savanna or Franklin's Nightjar ( Caprimulgus [affinis or monticolus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Savanna or Franklin's Nightjar ( Caprimulgus [affinis or monticolus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Savanna or Franklin's Nightjar ( Caprimulgus [affinis or monticolus])
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Savanna Nightjar ( Caprimulgus affinis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
Savanna Nightjar ( Caprimulgus affinis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
Savanna Nightjar ( Caprimulgus affinis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
Savanna Nightjar ( Caprimulgus affinis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
Savanna Nightjar ( Caprimulgus affinis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
Savanna Nightjar ( Caprimulgus affinis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
Savanna Nightjar ( Caprimulgus affinis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
Savanna Nightjar ( Caprimulgus affinis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
Savanna Nightjar ( Caprimulgus affinis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Savanna Nightjar ( Caprimulgus affinis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Savanna Nightjar ( Caprimulgus affinis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Savanna Nightjar ( Caprimulgus affinis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Savanna Nightjar ( Caprimulgus affinis) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Savanna Nightjar ( Caprimulgus affinis) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Savanna Nightjar ( Caprimulgus affinis) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
Savanna Nightjar ( Caprimulgus affinis) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
Savanna Nightjar ( Caprimulgus affinis) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
Savanna Nightjar ( Caprimulgus affinis) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Engoulevent affin ( Caprimulgus affinis) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Engoulevent affin ( Caprimulgus affinis) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
Savanna Nightjar ( Caprimulgus affinis) [version 1]
Clements, version 2021:
Savanna Nightjar ( Caprimulgus affinis) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
Savanna Nightjar ( Caprimulgus affinis) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Savanna Nightjar ( Caprimulgus affinis) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition:
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
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Clements, version 2015:
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Clements, version 2016:
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Clements, version 2017:
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Clements, version 2018:
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Clements, version 2019:
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eBird version 1.50:
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eBird version 1.52:
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eBird version 1.53:
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eBird version 1.54:
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eBird version 1.55:
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eBird version 2015:
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eBird version 2016:
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eBird version 2017:
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eBird version 2018:
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eBird version 2019:
Savanna Nightjar ( Caprimulgus affinis) [version 1]
eBird version 2021:
Savanna Nightjar ( Caprimulgus affinis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Allied Nightjar ( Caprimulgus affinis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
Allied Nightjar ( Caprimulgus affinis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Savanna Nightjar ( Caprimulgus affinis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Savanna Nightjar ( Caprimulgus affinis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
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Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
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Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Savanna Nightjar ( Caprimulgus affinis) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Savanna Nightjar ( Caprimulgus affinis) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
Savanna Nightjar ( Caprimulgus affinis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
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Oriental Bird Club:
Savanna Nightjar ( Caprimulgus affinis) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Savanna Nightjar ( Caprimulgus affinis) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Savanna Nightjar ( Caprimulgus affinis) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe, Birds of the World Version 2.0:
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Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
Savanna Nightjar ( Caprimulgus affinis) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.02:
Savanna Nightjar ( Caprimulgus affinis) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Caprimulgus affinis [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Caprimulgus affinis [version 1]

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Bengali: মেঠো রাতচরা
Catalan: Enganyapastors de sabana
Czech: Lelek savanový
Danish: Savannenatravn
German: Savannennachtschwalbe, Savannen-Nachtschwalbe
English: Allied Nightjar, Franklin's Nightjar, Savanna Nightjar, Savanna or Franklin's Nightjar, Savannah Nightjar
English, HBW: Savanna Nightjar
English (IOC): Savanna Nightjar
English (United States): Savanna Nightjar
Esperanto: Sudazia kaprimulgo
Spanish: Chotacabra Aliada, Chotacabras de Sabana
Spanish (Spain): Chotacabras de Sabana
Spanish (HBW): Savanna Nightjar
Estonian: rohtla-öösorr
Finnish: Savannikehrääjä
French: Engoulevent affin, Engoulevent affin ou E. monticole, Engoulevent de Franklin
Croatian: travnjački leganj
Hungarian: szavanna lappantyú
Indonesian: Burung Cabak Kota, Cabak Kota, Cabak maling kota
Italian: Succiacapre della Sonda, Succiacapre di savana
Japanese (romaji): shiro-ago yo-taka, shiroagoyotaka
Japanese: シロアゴヨタカ
Japanese (Kanji): 白顎夜鷹, 白顎怪鴟, 白顎蚊母鳥
Scientific: Caprimulgus [affinis or monticolus], Caprimulgus affinis, Caprimulgus affinis affinis, Caprimulgus monticola
Lithuanian: Savaninis lėlys
Malayalam: ചൂയി   രാച്ചുക്ക്  , ചുയിരാച്ചുക്ക്
Marathi: माळ रातवा
Malay: Burung Tukang Padi, Burung Tukang Savana, Tukang Savana
Nepali: चुइया“ चैतेचरा
Dutch: Savannenachtzwaluw, Savanne-nachtzwaluw
Norwegian Nynorsk: Grasnatteramn
Norwegian: Gressnattravn
Polish: lelek krótkosterny
Pinyin: lín yè-yīng, táiwān yè-yīng, wén-mǔ, yè-yīng
Portuguese: noitibó-da-savana
Portuguese (Portugal): Noitibó-da-savana
Russian: Саванний козодой, Саванный козодой
Slovak: lelek stepný
Serbian: Savanski leganj
Swedish: Savannattskärra
Thai: นกกะบ้าสร้อยคอ, นกตบยุงป่าโคก
Thai (Transliteration): nók kà-bâa sôaay-kʰoaa, nók tòp-yuŋ pàa-kʰôok
Turkish: Savan çobanaldatanı
Ukrainian: Дрімлюга савановий
Vietnamese: Chim Cú muỗi lưng xám, Chim Cú muỗi Savan, Cú muỗi lưng xám
Chinese: 台灣夜鷹, 夜鹰, 林夜鷹, 林夜鹰, 蚊母
Chinese (Traditional): 南亞夜鷹, 南亞夜鷹〔林夜鷹〕, 夜鷹, 林夜鷹, 林夜鷹〔南亞夜鷹〕, 蚊母
Chinese (Taiwan, Traditional): 台灣夜鷹
Chinese (Taiwan): 台湾夜鹰

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