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Rufous-cheeked Nightjar
Caprimulgus rufigena Smith, A, 1845
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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
Source: Clements checklist

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
Polish:
  lelek akacjowy
Portuguese:
  Noitibo de faces vermelhas
Russian:
  Рыжещёкий козодой
Slovak:
  lelek hrdzavolíci
Swedish:
  rödkindad nattskärra
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):
   Rufous-cheeked Nightjar ( Caprimulgus rufigena) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
   Rufous-cheeked Nightjar ( Caprimulgus rufigena) [version 1]
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:
   Rufous-cheeked Nightjar ( Caprimulgus rufigena) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
   Rufous-cheeked Nightjar ( Caprimulgus rufigena) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
   Rufous-cheeked Nightjar ( Caprimulgus rufigena) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
   Rufous-cheeked Nightjar ( Caprimulgus rufigena) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
   Rufous-cheeked Nightjar ( Caprimulgus rufigena) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
   Rufous-cheeked Nightjar ( Caprimulgus rufigena) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
   Rufous-cheeked Nightjar ( Caprimulgus rufigena) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
   Rufous-cheeked Nightjar ( Caprimulgus rufigena) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
   Rufous-cheeked Nightjar ( Caprimulgus rufigena) [version 1]
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]
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:
   Rufous-cheeked Nightjar ( Caprimulgus rufigena) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
   Rufous-cheeked Nightjar ( Caprimulgus rufigena) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
   Rufous-cheeked Nightjar ( Caprimulgus rufigena) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
   Rufous-cheeked Nightjar ( Caprimulgus rufigena) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
   Rufous-cheeked Nightjar ( Caprimulgus rufigena) [version 1]
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:
   Rufous-cheeked Nightjar ( Caprimulgus rufigena) [version 1]
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):
   Rufous-cheeked Nightjar ( Caprimulgus rufigena) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
   Rufous-cheeked Nightjar ( Caprimulgus rufigena) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
   Rufous-cheeked Nightjar ( Caprimulgus rufigena) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
   Rufous-cheeked Nightjar ( Caprimulgus rufigena) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
   Rufous-cheeked Nightjar ( Caprimulgus rufigena) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
   Rufous-cheeked Nightjar ( Caprimulgus rufigena) [version 1]
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:
   Rufous-cheeked Nightjar ( Caprimulgus rufigena) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
   Rufous-cheeked Nightjar ( Caprimulgus rufigena) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
   Rufous-cheeked Nightjar ( Caprimulgus rufigena) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
   Rufous-cheeked Nightjar ( Caprimulgus rufigena) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
   Rufous-cheeked Nightjar ( Caprimulgus rufigena) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
   Rufous-cheeked Nightjar ( Caprimulgus rufigena) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
   Rufous-cheeked Nightjar ( Caprimulgus rufigena) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
   Rufous-cheeked Nightjar ( Caprimulgus rufigena) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
   Rufous-cheeked Nightjar ( Caprimulgus rufigena) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
   Rufous-cheeked Nightjar ( Caprimulgus rufigena) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
   Rufous-cheeked Nightjar ( Caprimulgus rufigena) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
   Rufous-cheeked Nightjar ( Caprimulgus rufigena) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
   Rufous-cheeked Nightjar ( Caprimulgus rufigena) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
   Rufous-cheeked Nightjar ( Caprimulgus rufigena) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
   Rufous-cheeked Nightjar ( Caprimulgus rufigena) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
   Rufous-cheeked Nightjar ( Caprimulgus rufigena) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
   Rufous-cheeked Nightjar ( Caprimulgus rufigena) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
   Rufous-cheeked Nightjar ( Caprimulgus rufigena) [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 2.6:
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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:
   Rufous-cheeked Nightjar ( Caprimulgus rufigena) [version 1]
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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Sibley and Monroe (1993):
   Rufous-cheeked Nightjar ( Caprimulgus rufigena) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
   Rufous-cheeked Nightjar ( Caprimulgus rufigena) [version 1]
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
Spanish: Chotacabra de Mejillas Rufas, Chotacabras Carirrojo
Spanish (Spain): Chotacabras Carirrojo
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
Latin: Caprimulgus rufigena, Caprimulgus rufigena rufigena
Lithuanian: Rusvaskruostis lėlys
Dutch: Roodwangnachtzwaluw
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
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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