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Swamp Nightjar

Caprimulgus natalensis Smith, A 1845

The swamp nightjar is a crepuscular and nocturnal bird in the nightjar family found in Africa. Source: Wikipedia




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


Original description

Citation:
  Smith, A 1845

Reference:
   Ill. Zool. S. Afr. pt. 22 pl.A99

Protonym:
  Caprimulgus natalensis

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/51570223


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  52E6406EFBF0A882

Avibase ID:
  avibase-52E6406E

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/52E6406E


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 555589

Geographic range:

  • Caprimulgus natalensis [natalensis, carpi or mpasa]: E Gambia to Sudan, sw Ethiopia, e Tanzania and n S Africa
  • Caprimulgus natalensis accrae: Coastal n-central Sierra Leone to w Cameroon
English:
Swamp Nightjar
Catalan:
Enganyapastors del Natal
Czech:
lelek natalský
Danish:
Sumpnatravn
German:
Natalnachtschwalbe
Spanish:
Chotacabras del Natal
Spanish (Spain):
Chotacabras del Natal
Finnish:
kosteikkokehrääjä
French:
Engoulevent du Natal
Croatian:
močvarni leganj
Hungarian:
fokföldi lappantyú
Italian:
Succiacapre di palude
Japanese (romaji):
nata-ruyotaka
Japanese:
ナタールヨタカ
Lithuanian:
Natalinis lėlys
Dutch:
Moerasnachtzwaluw
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Sumpnatteramn
Norwegian:
Sumpnattravn
Polish:
lelek bagienny
Portuguese:
noitibó-do-natal
Russian:
Натальский козодой
Slovak:
lelek močiarny
Serbian:
Močvarski leganj
Swedish:
sumpnattskärra
Ukrainian:
Дрімлюга болотяний
Chinese:
非洲白尾夜鹰
Chinese (Traditional):
非洲白尾夜鷹


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
Swamp Nightjar ( Caprimulgus natalensis) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
Swamp Nightjar ( Caprimulgus natalensis) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
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African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
Swamp Nightjar ( Caprimulgus natalensis) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
Swamp Nightjar ( Caprimulgus natalensis) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
Swamp Nightjar ( Caprimulgus natalensis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Swamp Nightjar ( Caprimulgus natalensis)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Swamp Nightjar ( Caprimulgus natalensis) [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):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Swamp Nightjar ( Caprimulgus natalensis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Swamp Nightjar ( Caprimulgus natalensis) [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):
Swamp Nightjar ( Caprimulgus natalensis) [version 1]
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):
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Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
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Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Swamp Nightjar ( Caprimulgus natalensis) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
Swamp Nightjar ( Caprimulgus natalensis) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Engoulevent du Natal ( Caprimulgus natalensis) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Engoulevent du Natal ( Caprimulgus natalensis) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
Natal Nightjar ( Caprimulgus natalensis) [version 1]
Clements, version 2021:
Swamp Nightjar ( Caprimulgus natalensis) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
Natal Nightjar ( Caprimulgus natalensis) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
Swamp Nightjar ( Caprimulgus natalensis) [version 1]
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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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:
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eBird version 2021:
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Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
African White-tailed Nightjar ( Caprimulgus natalensis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
African White-tailed Nightjar ( Caprimulgus natalensis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Swamp Nightjar ( Caprimulgus natalensis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Swamp Nightjar ( Caprimulgus natalensis) [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):
Swamp Nightjar ( Caprimulgus natalensis) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
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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 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 2.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
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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 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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Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Natal Nightjar ( Caprimulgus natalensis) [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds:
Caprimulgus natalensis [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (original):
Caprimulgus natalensis [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (2nd edition):
Caprimulgus natalensis [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Swamp Nightjar ( Caprimulgus natalensis) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Swamp Nightjar ( Caprimulgus natalensis) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe, Birds of the World Version 2.0:
Swamp Nightjar ( Caprimulgus natalensis) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
Swamp Nightjar ( Caprimulgus natalensis) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.02:
Swamp Nightjar ( Caprimulgus natalensis) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Caprimulgus natalensis [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Caprimulgus natalensis [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Afrikaans: Natalse Naguil
Catalan: Enganyapastors del Natal
Czech: Lelek natalský
Danish: Sumpnatravn
German: Natalnachtschwalbe, Natal-Nachtschwalbe
English: African white-taile nightjar, African White-tailed Nightjar, Natal Nightjar, Swamp Nightjar, White-tailed Nightjar
English, HBW: Swamp Nightjar
English (IOC): Swamp Nightjar
English (Kenya): Swamp Nightjar
English (United States): Swamp Nightjar
Esperanto: Tutafrika kaprimulgo
Spanish: Chotacabras del Natal, Cotacabra de Cola Blanca
Spanish (Spain): Chotacabras del Natal
Spanish (HBW): Swamp Nightjar
Estonian: soo-öösorr
Finnish: kosteikkokehrääjä, Natalinkehrääjä
French: Engoulevent à queue blanche, Engoulevent du Natal
Croatian: močvarni leganj
Hungarian: fokföldi lappantyú
Italian: Succiacapre codabianca africano, Succiacapre di palude
Japanese (romaji): nataaruyotaka, nata-ruyotaka
Japanese: ナタアルヨタカ, ナタールヨタカ
Kwangali: Rumbamba
Scientific: Caprimulgus natalensis, Caprimulgus natalensis natalensis
Lithuanian: Natalinis lėlys
Dutch: Moerasnachtzwaluw
Norwegian Nynorsk: Sumpnatteramn
Norwegian: Sumpnattravn
Polish: lelek bagienny
Portuguese: Noitibo de natal, Noitibó do Natal, Noitibó-do-natal
Portuguese (Portugal): noitibó-de-natal
Russian: Натальский козодой
Slovak: lelek močiarny
Serbian: Močvarski leganj
Swedish: Sumpnattskärra
Swahili: Kirukanjia Mkia-mweupe
Tswana: Leubauba
Turkish: Natal çobanaldatanı
Ukrainian: Дрімлюга болотяний
Chinese: 非洲白尾夜鹰
Chinese (Traditional): 非洲白尾夜鷹
Zulu: umHlohlongwane

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