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Australian Owlet-Nightjar

Aegotheles cristatus (Shaw, 1790)

The Australian Owlet-nightjar (Aegotheles cristatus) is a nocturnal bird found in open woodland across Australia and in southern New Guinea. It is colloquially known as "Moth Owl". It is the most common of the owlet-nightjars, and the best known of this secretive family. It is the most common nocturnal bird in Australia, and despite suffering from predation and competition by introduced species it is not considered threatened. Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Caprimulgiformes
Family:
  Aegothelidae
Genus:
  Aegotheles

Scientific:
  Aegotheles cristatus

Citation:
  (Shaw, 1790)

Reference:
  J.voy.NewS.Wales[White] p.241,pl.

Protonym:
  Caprimulgus cristatus

Avibase ID:
  175A7534149FDC90

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/175A7534

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 555504

Geographic range:

  • Aegotheles cristatus [cristatus or major]: SE New Guinea and Australia
  • Aegotheles cristatus tasmanicus: Tasmania
English:
Australian Owlet-Nightjar
Czech:
lelčík australský
German:
Baumschwalm
Danish:
Australsk Uglesvale
Spanish:
Egotelo Australiano
Finnish:
australiankehrääjä
French:
Égothèle d'Australie
Icelandic:
Kransgapi
Italian:
Egotele australiano
Japanese:
o-sutorariazukuyotaka
Japanese:
オーストラリアズクヨタカ
Dutch:
Australische Dwergnachtzwaluw
Norwegian:
Australuglesvale
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Australuglesvale
Polish:
sownik australijski
Portuguese:
Noitibó-coruja-australiano
Russian:
Австралийский совиный лягушкорот
Slovak:
lelčík závojový
Swedish:
australisk uggleskärra
Ukrainian:
Еготело австралійський
Chinese:
澳洲裸鼻鸱


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Australian Owlet-Nightjar ( Aegotheles cristatus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Australian Owlet-Nightjar ( Aegotheles cristatus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Australian Owlet-Nightjar ( Aegotheles cristatus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Australian Owlet-Nightjar ( Aegotheles cristatus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Australian Owlet-nightjar ( Aegotheles cristatus) [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):
Australian Owlet-nightjar ( Aegotheles cristatus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
Australian Owlet-nightjar ( Aegotheles cristatus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Australian Owlet-nightjar ( Aegotheles cristatus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Australian Owlet-nightjar ( Aegotheles cristatus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Australian Owlet-nightjar ( Aegotheles cristatus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Australian Owlet-nightjar ( Aegotheles cristatus) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Australian Owlet-nightjar ( Aegotheles cristatus) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Australian Owlet-nightjar ( Aegotheles cristatus) [version 1]
Christidis and Boles (2008): Systematics and Taxonomy of Australian Birds:
Australian Owlet-Nightjar ( Aegotheles cristatus)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Égothèle d'Australie ( Aegotheles cristatus) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Égothèle d'Australie ( Aegotheles cristatus) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
Australian Owlet-Nightjar ( Aegotheles cristatus) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
Australian Owlet-Nightjar ( Aegotheles cristatus) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
Australian Owlet-Nightjar ( Aegotheles cristatus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Australian Owlet-Nightjar ( Aegotheles cristatus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Australian Owlet-Nightjar ( Aegotheles cristatus) [version 1]
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:
Australian Owlet-nightjar ( Aegotheles cristatus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Owlet-Nightjar ( Aegotheles cristatus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
Owlet-Nightjar ( Aegotheles cristatus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Australian Owlet-Nightjar ( Aegotheles cristatus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Australian Owlet-Nightjar ( Aegotheles cristatus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Australian Owlet-Nightjar ( Aegotheles cristatus) [version 1]
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 1.5:
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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 2.10:
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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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Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Australian Owlet-Nightjar ( Aegotheles cristatus) [version 1]
James Lee Peters:
Aegotheles cristatus [version 1]
James Lee Peters (original):
Aegotheles cristatus [version 1]
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
Aegotheles cristatus [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Australian Owlet-Nightjar ( Aegotheles cristatus) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Australian Owlet-Nightjar ( Aegotheles cristatus) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
Australian Owlet-Nightjar ( Aegotheles cristatus) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Aegotheles cristatus [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Aegotheles cristatus [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes nominal subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Aegotheles [cristatus or savesi] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Other synonyms


Catalan: Egotel australià
Czech: lelčík australský, Lelcík chocholatý
Danish: Australsk Uglesvale
German: Baumschwalm
English: Australian Owlet Nightjar, Australian Owlet-Nightjar, Crested Owlet-nightjar, Owlet nightjar, Owlet-Nightjar, Savanna Owlet-Nightjar
English (IOC): Australian Owlet-nightjar
Spanish: Egotelo Australiano
Spanish (Spain): Egotelo Australiano
Spanish (HBW): Australian Owlet-nightjar
Estonian: austraalia õõnesorr
Finnish: Australiankehrääjä
French: Aegothèle d'Australie, Égothèle d’Australie, Égothèle d'Australie
Hungarian: ausztrál kuvikfecske, Kis lappantyú
Icelandic: Kransgapi
Italian: Capimulgo-gufo australiano, Egotele australiano
Japanese: oasutorariazukuyotaka, o-sutorariazukuyotaka
Japanese: オアストラリアズクヨタカ, オーストラリアズクヨタカ
Scientific: Aegotheles cristatus, Aegotheles cristatus cristatus, Caprimulgus cristatus
Lithuanian: Australinis pelėdinis varliažiotis
Dutch: Australische Dwergnachtzwaluw
Norwegian Nynorsk: Australuglesvale
Norwegian: Australuglesvale
Polish: sownik australijski, Zmierzchnik australijski
Portuguese: Noitibó-coruja-australiano
Russian: австралийский совиный лягушкорот, Хохлатый совиный козодой
Slovak: Lelčík závojový
Serbian: Australijski sovasti leganj
Swedish: Australisk ugglenattskärra, australisk uggleskärra
Ukrainian: Еготело австралійський
Chinese: 澳洲裸鼻鸱
Chinese (Traditional): 澳洲裸鼻鴟

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