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Rufous-cheeked Nightjar

Caprimulgus rufigena Smith, A, 1845

The Rufous-cheeked Nightjar (Caprimulgus rufigena) is a species of nightjar in the Caprimulgidae family. It is an intra-African migrant that breeds in the south of its range. It spends the non-breeding season in eastern Nigeria, Cameroon, southern Chad and Sudan, the Republic of the Congo, the D.R.C. and western Central African Republic. During the southern hemisphere summer it is found in Angola, Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Caprimulgiformes
Family:
  Caprimulgidae
Genus:
  Caprimulgus

Scientific:
  Caprimulgus rufigena

Citation:
  Smith, A, 1845

Reference:
  Ill.Zool.S.Afr. pl.100,text

Protonym:
  Caprimulgus rufigena

Avibase ID:
  05E2FB2A92303DA1

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/05E2FB2A

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 555571

Geographic range:

  • Caprimulgus rufigena rufigena: Zimbabwe and s Zambia to South Africa
  • Caprimulgus rufigena damarensis: Coastal w Angola to Namibia, Botswana and nw South Africa
English:
Rufous-cheeked Nightjar
Czech:
lelek rezavolící
German:
Rostwangen-Nachtschwalbe
Danish:
Rødkindet Natravn
Spanish:
Chotacabras Carirrojo
Finnish:
rusoposkikehrääjä
French:
Engoulevent à joues rousses
Italian:
Succiacapre guancerossicce
Japanese:
hooakayotaka
Japanese:
ホオアカヨタカ
Dutch:
Roodwangnachtzwaluw
Norwegian:
Rustkinnattravn
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Rustkinnatteramn
Polish:
lelek akacjowy
Portuguese:
Noitibo de faces vermelhas
Russian:
Рыжещёкий козодой
Slovak:
lelek hrdzavolíci
Swedish:
rödkindad nattskärra
Ukrainian:
Дрімлюга акацієвий
Chinese:
棕颊夜鹰


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
Rufous-cheeked Nightjar ( Caprimulgus rufigena) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
Rufous-cheeked Nightjar ( Caprimulgus rufigena) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
Rufous-cheeked Nightjar ( Caprimulgus rufigena) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
Rufous-cheeked Nightjar ( Caprimulgus rufigena) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
Rufous-cheeked Nightjar ( Caprimulgus rufigena) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
Rufous-cheeked Nightjar ( Caprimulgus rufigena) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Rufous-cheeked Nightjar ( Caprimulgus rufigena) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Rufous-cheeked Nightjar ( Caprimulgus rufigena) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Rufous-cheeked Nightjar ( Caprimulgus rufigena) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Rufous-cheeked Nightjar ( Caprimulgus rufigena) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Rufous-cheeked Nightjar ( Caprimulgus rufigena) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Rufous-cheeked Nightjar ( Caprimulgus rufigena) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
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Birdlife checklist version 02:
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Birdlife checklist version 03:
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Birdlife checklist version 04:
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Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
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Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Rufous-cheeked Nightjar ( Caprimulgus rufigena) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Rufous-cheeked Nightjar ( Caprimulgus rufigena) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Rufous-cheeked Nightjar ( Caprimulgus rufigena) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Rufous-cheeked Nightjar ( Caprimulgus rufigena) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Rufous-cheeked Nightjar ( Caprimulgus rufigena) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Engoulevent à joues rousses ( Caprimulgus rufigena) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Engoulevent à joues rousses ( Caprimulgus rufigena) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
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Clements 4th edition:
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Clements 5th edition (as published):
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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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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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Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
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Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
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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):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
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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 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 2018):
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
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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 2.10:
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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 4.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
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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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Sibley and Monroe (1993):
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Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
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Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
Rufous-cheeked Nightjar ( Caprimulgus rufigena) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Caprimulgus rufigena [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Caprimulgus rufigena [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Caprimulgus [rufigena or fraenatus] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Other synonyms


Afrikaans: Rooiwangnaguil
Catalan: Enganyapastors de galtes rogenques
Czech: lelek rezavolící, Lelek ružolící
Danish: Rødkindet Natravn
German: Rostwangen-nachrschwalbe, Rostwangen-Nachtschwalbe
English: Rufous cheeked Nightjar, Rufouscheeked Nightjar, Rufous-cheeked Nightjar
English (IOC): Rufous-cheeked Nightjar
Spanish: Chotacabra de Mejillas Rufas, Chotacabras Carirrojo
Spanish (Spain): Chotacabras Carirrojo
Spanish (HBW): Rufous-cheeked Nightjar
Estonian: lõuna-öösorr
Finnish: Rusoposkikehrääjä
French: Engoulevent à joues rousses
Hungarian: namíbiai lappantyú
Italian: Succiacapre guancerosse, Succiacapre guancerossicce
Japanese: hooakayotaka
Japanese: ホオアカヨタカ
Kwangali: Rumbamba
Scientific: Caprimulgus rufigena, Caprimulgus rufigena rufigena
Lithuanian: Rusvaskruostis lėlys
Dutch: Roodwangnachtzwaluw
Norwegian Nynorsk: Rustkinnatteramn
Norwegian: Rødkinnnattravn, Rustkinnattravn
Polish: lelek akacjowy
Portuguese: Noitibo de faces vermelhas, Noitibó-de-faces-ruivas, Noitibo-de-faces-vermelhas
Russian: Рыжещёкий козодой
Slovak: lelek hrdzavolíci
Shona: Datiwa
Serbian: Riđoliki leganj
Sotho, Southern: Semanama
Swedish: Rödkindad nattskärra
Swahili: Kirukanjia Shavu-jekundu
Tswana: Leubauba
Tsonga: Mahulwana
Ukrainian: Дрімлюга акацієвий
Chinese: 棕颊夜鹰
Chinese (Traditional): 棕頰夜鷹

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