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Indian Nightjar
Caprimulgus asiaticus Latham, 1790
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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
Source: Clements checklist

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
Polish:
  lelek krótkoskrzydly
Russian:
  Индийский козодой
Slovak:
  lelek krpatý
Swedish:
  indisk nattskärra
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):
   Indian Nightjar ( Caprimulgus asiaticus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
   Indian Nightjar ( Caprimulgus asiaticus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
   Indian Nightjar ( Caprimulgus asiaticus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
   Indian Nightjar ( Caprimulgus asiaticus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
   Indian Nightjar ( Caprimulgus asiaticus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
   Indian Nightjar ( Caprimulgus asiaticus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
   Indian Nightjar ( Caprimulgus asiaticus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
   Indian Nightjar ( Caprimulgus asiaticus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
   Indian Nightjar ( Caprimulgus asiaticus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
   Indian Nightjar ( Caprimulgus asiaticus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
   Indian Nightjar ( Caprimulgus asiaticus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
   Indian Nightjar ( Caprimulgus asiaticus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
   Indian Nightjar ( Caprimulgus asiaticus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
   Indian Nightjar ( Caprimulgus asiaticus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
   Indian Nightjar ( Caprimulgus asiaticus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
   Indian Nightjar ( Caprimulgus asiaticus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
   Indian Nightjar ( Caprimulgus asiaticus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
   Indian Nightjar ( Caprimulgus asiaticus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
   Indian Nightjar ( Caprimulgus asiaticus) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
   Indian Nightjar ( Caprimulgus asiaticus) [version 1]
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:
   Indian Nightjar ( Caprimulgus asiaticus) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
   Indian Nightjar ( Caprimulgus asiaticus) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
   Indian Nightjar ( Caprimulgus asiaticus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
   Indian Nightjar ( Caprimulgus asiaticus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
   Indian Nightjar ( Caprimulgus asiaticus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
   Indian Nightjar ( Caprimulgus asiaticus) [version 1]
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):
   Indian Nightjar ( Caprimulgus asiaticus) [version 1]
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:
   Indian Nightjar ( Caprimulgus asiaticus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
   Indian Nightjar ( Caprimulgus asiaticus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
   Indian Nightjar ( Caprimulgus asiaticus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2018:
   Indian Nightjar ( Caprimulgus asiaticus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
   Indian Nightjar ( Caprimulgus asiaticus) [version 1]
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:
   Indian Nightjar ( Caprimulgus asiaticus) [version 1]
eBird version 2018:
   Indian Nightjar ( Caprimulgus asiaticus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
   Indian Nightjar ( Caprimulgus asiaticus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
   Indian Nightjar ( Caprimulgus asiaticus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
   Indian Nightjar ( Caprimulgus asiaticus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
   Indian Nightjar ( Caprimulgus asiaticus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
   Indian Nightjar ( Caprimulgus asiaticus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
   Indian Nightjar ( Caprimulgus asiaticus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
   Indian Nightjar ( Caprimulgus asiaticus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
   Indian Nightjar ( Caprimulgus asiaticus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
   Indian Nightjar ( Caprimulgus asiaticus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
   Indian Nightjar ( Caprimulgus asiaticus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
   Indian Nightjar ( Caprimulgus asiaticus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
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Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
   Indian Nightjar ( Caprimulgus asiaticus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
   Indian Nightjar ( Caprimulgus asiaticus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
   Indian Nightjar ( Caprimulgus asiaticus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
   Indian Nightjar ( Caprimulgus asiaticus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
   Indian Nightjar ( Caprimulgus asiaticus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
   Indian Nightjar ( Caprimulgus asiaticus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
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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 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:
   Indian Nightjar ( Caprimulgus asiaticus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
   Indian Nightjar ( Caprimulgus asiaticus) [version 1]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
   Indian Nightjar ( Caprimulgus asiaticus) [version 1]
Oriental Bird Club:
   Indian Nightjar ( Caprimulgus asiaticus) [version 1]
James Lee Peters:
    Caprimulgus asiaticus [version 1]
James Lee Peters (original):
    Caprimulgus asiaticus [version 1]
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
    Caprimulgus asiaticus [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
   Indian Nightjar ( Caprimulgus asiaticus) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
   Indian Nightjar ( Caprimulgus asiaticus) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
   Indian Nightjar ( Caprimulgus asiaticus) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Caprimulgus asiaticus [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Caprimulgus asiaticus [version 1]

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
Spanish: Chotacabra Hindú, Chotacabras Hindú
Spanish (Spain): Chotacabras Hindú
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
Latin: Caprimulgus asiaticus, Caprimulgus asiaticus asiaticus
Lithuanian: Indijinis lelys, Indinis lėlys
Latvian: Indijas vakarlēpis
Malayalam: നാട്ടുരാച്ചുക്ക്, നാട്ടുരാച്ചുക്ക് പളുങ്ങാപളുങ്ങി
Dutch: Hindoenachtzwaluw, Hindoe-nachtzwaluw
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
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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