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Indian Nightjar

Caprimulgus asiaticus Latham, 1790

The Indian Nightjar (Caprimulgus asiaticus) is a small nightjar which is a resident breeder in open lands across South Asia and Southeast Asia. Like most nightjars it is crepuscular and is best detected from its characteristic calls at dawn and dusk that have been likened to a stone skipping on a frozen lake - a series of clicks that become shorter and more rapid. They are sometimes spotted on roads when their eyes gleam red in the spotlight of a vehicle. There is considerable plumage variation across its range and can be hard to differentiate from other nightjars in the region especially in the field. Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Caprimulgiformes
Family:
  Caprimulgidae
Genus:
  Caprimulgus

Scientific:
  Caprimulgus asiaticus

Citation:
  Latham, 1790

Reference:
  IndexOrn. 2 p.588

Protonym:
  Caprimulgus asiaticus

Avibase ID:
  65D4C83B7790076A

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/65D4C83B

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 555588

Geographic range:

  • Caprimulgus asiaticus asiaticus (asiaticus): SE Pakistan to India, s Thailand and s Indochina
  • Caprimulgus asiaticus asiaticus (siamensis): N Thailand
  • Caprimulgus asiaticus eidos: Sri Lanka
English:
Indian Nightjar
Czech:
lelek džunglový
German:
Hindunachtschwalbe
Danish:
Indisk Natravn
Spanish:
Chotacabras Hindú
Finnish:
intiankehrääjä
French:
Engoulevent indien
Italian:
Succiacapre indiano
Japanese:
indoyotaka
Japanese:
インドヨタカ
Dutch:
Hindoenachtzwaluw
Norwegian:
Bengalnattravn
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Bengalnatteramn
Polish:
lelek krótkoskrzydly
Russian:
Индийский козодой
Slovak:
lelek krpatý
Swedish:
indisk nattskärra
Ukrainian:
Дрімлюга індійський
Chinese:
印度夜鹰


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Indian Nightjar ( Caprimulgus asiaticus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
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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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Birdlife checklist version 00:
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Birdlife checklist version 01:
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Birdlife checklist version 02:
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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):
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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):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
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Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Engoulevent indien ( Caprimulgus asiaticus) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Engoulevent indien ( Caprimulgus asiaticus) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
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Clements 3rd 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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Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
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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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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
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Morony, Bock and Farrand:
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Oriental Bird Club:
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James Lee Peters:
Caprimulgus asiaticus [version 1]
James Lee Peters (original):
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James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
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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):
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Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Caprimulgus asiaticus [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
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Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Other synonyms


Bengali: দেশি রাতচরা
Catalan: Enganyapastors de l'Índia
Czech: Lelek džunglový
Danish: Indisk Natravn
German: Hindunachtschwalbe
English: Common Indian Nightjar, Indian Nightjar, Little Indian Nightjar, Little Nightjar
English (IOC): Indian Nightjar
Spanish: Chotacabra Hindú, Chotacabras Hindú
Spanish (Spain): Chotacabras Hindú
Spanish (HBW): Indian Nightjar
Estonian: džungli-öösorr
Finnish: Intiankehrääjä
French: Engoulevent indien
Hungarian: hindu lappantyú
Italian: Succiacapre indiano
Japanese: indo yo-taka, indoyotaka
Japanese: インドヨタカ
Japanese (Kanji): インド夜鷹, インド怪鴟, インド蚊母鳥
Scientific: Caprimulgus asiaticus, Caprimulgus asiaticus asiaticus
Lithuanian: Indijinis lelys, Indinis lėlys
Latvian: Indijas vakarlēpis
Malayalam: നാട്ടുരാച്ചുക്ക്, നാട്ടുരാച്ചുക്ക് പളുങ്ങാപളുങ്ങി
Dutch: Hindoenachtzwaluw, Hindoe-nachtzwaluw
Norwegian Nynorsk: Bengalnatteramn
Norwegian: Bengalnattravn
Polish: Lelek hinduski, lelek krótkoskrzydly, lelek krótkoskrzydły
Pinyin: yìndù yè-yīng
Russian: Индийский козодой
Slovak: Lelek krpatý
Serbian: Indijski leganj
Swedish: Indisk nattskärra
Tamil: Chinna Pakki
Thai: นกกะบ้า, นกตบยุงเล็ก, นกตาฟาง
Thai (Transliteration): nók kà-bâa, nók taa-faaŋ, nók tòp-yuŋ lék
Turkish: Hint Çobanaldatanı, kızıl enseli çobanaldatan, Kızıl-enseli çobanaldatan
Ukrainian: Дрімлюга індійський
Vietnamese: Á, Chim Cú muỗi Á châu, Chim Cú muỗi Châu, Cú muỗi á châu
Chinese: 印度夜鹰
Chinese (Traditional): 印度夜鷹

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