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Plain Nightjar

Caprimulgus inornatus Heuglin, MT 1869

The plain nightjar is a species of nightjar in the family Caprimulgidae. It breeds in the southern Sahel, Southern Sudan, the Horn of Africa and the southwestern Arabian Peninsula. It migrates to lower latitudes - including central Congo and northern Tanzania. A rather plain looking nightjar with grey-brown, brown, and rufous morphs. Males have white spots on primaries, large white corners to tail, and no white on the throat Females have buffy-brown wing spots, and no white on the tail. Source: Wikipedia




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


Original description

Citation:
  Heuglin, MT 1869

Reference:
   Orn. Nordost-Afr. 1 p.129

Protonym:
  Caprimulgus inornatus

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/33699376


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  7C3959D678F5AA3C

Avibase ID:
  avibase-7C3959D6

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/7C3959D6


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 555590

Geographic range:

  • Caprimulgus inornatus: Thornscrub of sub-Saharan Africa and sw Arabian Peninsula
English:
Plain Nightjar
Catalan:
Enganyapastors de planura
Czech:
lelek mramorovaný
Danish:
Sahelnatravn
German:
Marmornachtschwalbe
Spanish:
Chotacabras Sencillo
Spanish (Spain):
Chotacabras Sencillo
Finnish:
sahelinkehrääjä
French:
Engoulevent terne
Croatian:
sahelski leganj
Hungarian:
márványos lappantyú
Italian:
Succiacapre disadorno
Japanese (romaji):
mujiyotaka
Japanese:
ムジヨタカ
Lithuanian:
Blyškusis lėlys
Dutch:
Marmernachtzwaluw
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Sahelnatteramn
Norwegian:
Sahelnattravn
Polish:
lelek jasny
Portuguese:
Noitibó-modesto
Russian:
Мраморный козодой
Slovak:
lelek menlivý
Serbian:
Jednobojni leganj
Swedish:
sahelnattskärra
Ukrainian:
Дрімлюга блідий
Chinese:
纯色夜鹰
Chinese (Traditional):
平原夜鷹


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
Plain Nightjar ( Caprimulgus inornatus) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
Plain Nightjar ( Caprimulgus inornatus) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
Plain Nightjar ( Caprimulgus inornatus) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
Plain Nightjar ( Caprimulgus inornatus) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
Plain Nightjar ( Caprimulgus inornatus) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
Plain Nightjar ( Caprimulgus inornatus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Plain Nightjar ( Caprimulgus inornatus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Plain Nightjar ( Caprimulgus inornatus) [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):
Plain Nightjar ( Caprimulgus inornatus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Plain Nightjar ( Caprimulgus inornatus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Plain Nightjar ( Caprimulgus inornatus) [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):
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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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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):
Plain Nightjar ( Caprimulgus inornatus) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Engoulevent terne ( Caprimulgus inornatus) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Engoulevent terne ( Caprimulgus inornatus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2021:
Plain Nightjar ( Caprimulgus inornatus) [version 1]
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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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 3rd edition (as published):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
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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):
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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 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 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 2.5:
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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:
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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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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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Sibley and Monroe (1993):
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Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
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Sibley and Monroe, Birds of the World Version 2.0:
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Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
Plain Nightjar ( Caprimulgus inornatus) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.02:
Plain Nightjar ( Caprimulgus inornatus) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Caprimulgus inornatus [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Caprimulgus inornatus [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Afrikaans: Vaalnaguil
Bulgarian: Сив козодой
Catalan: Enganyapastors de planura, Enganyapastors senzill
Czech: Lelek mramorovaný
Welsh: Troellwr plaen
Danish: Sahelnatravn
German: Marmornachtschwalbe, Marmor-Nachtschwalbe
Greek: Μαρμαρoγιδoβύζι
English: Ludovic's Nightjar, Plain Nightjar
English, HBW: Plain Nightjar
English (IOC): Plain Nightjar
English (Kenya): Plain Nightjar
English (United States): Plain Nightjar
Esperanto: Plata kaprimulgo, Senornama kaprimulgo
Spanish: Chotacabra Sencilla, Chotacabras Sencillo
Spanish (Spain): Chotacabras Sencillo
Spanish (HBW): Plain Nightjar
Estonian: savanni-öösorr
Finnish: Sahelinkehrääjä
French: Engoulevent modeste, Engoulevent terne
Frisian: Feale deislieper
Irish: Tuirne pléineáilte
Galician: Noiteboa lisa
Croatian: sahelski leganj
Hungarian: márványos lappantyú
Italian: Succiacapre disadorno
Japanese (romaji): mujiyotaka
Japanese: ムジヨタカ
Scientific: Caprimulgus inornatus, Caprimulgus inornatus inornatus, Caprimulgus inornatus ludovicianus, Caprimulgus inornatus malbranti, Caprimulgus inornatus vinaceabrunneus, Caprimulgus inornatus vinacea-brunneus, Caprimulgus ludovicianus
Lithuanian: Blyškusis lėlys, Marmurinis lelys
Latvian: Sahelas vakarlēpis, Sāhelas vakarlēpis
Dutch: Marmernachtzwaluw, Vale nachtzwaluw
Norwegian Nynorsk: Sahelnatteramn
Norwegian: Sahelnattravn
Polish: lelek jasny
Portuguese: Noitibó-modesto
Portuguese (Portugal): noitibó-saheliano
Romanian: Caprimulg spălăcit
Russian: Мраморный козодой, Серый козодой
Northern Sami: Sahelčahran
Slovak: lelek menlivý
Slovenian: Enobarvna podhujka
Serbian: Jednobojni leganj
Swedish: Sahelnattskärra
Swahili: Kirukanjia Bilachoro
Turkish: boz başlı çobanaldatan, Boz-başli çobanaldatan, Soluk çobanaldatan, Soluk Renkli Çobanaldatan
Ukrainian: Дрімлюга блідий
Chinese: 纯色夜鹰
Chinese (Traditional): 平原夜鷹

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