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New Caledonian Owlet-Nightjar

Aegotheles savesi Layard, EL & Layard, ELC, 1881

The New Caledonian Owlet-nightjar (Aegotheles savesi) also known as the Enigmatic Owlet-nightjar, is a large owlet-nightjar (a kind of bird related to swifts and goatsuckers) with vermiculated grey-brown and black plumage. It has a long, slightly rounded tail, short, rounded wings, and long, stout legs. Its voice is unknown but similar birds make churring and whistling sounds. It is much larger than the related Australian Owlet-nightjar. Source: Wikipedia

Order:
  Caprimulgiformes
Family:
  Aegothelidae
Genus:
  Aegotheles

Scientific:
  Aegotheles savesi

Citation:
  Layard, EL & Layard, ELC, 1881

Reference:
  Ibis p.132 pl.5

Protonym:
  Aegotheles savesi

Avibase ID:
  7D6D30A3299FBDB4

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/7D6D30A3

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 555505


CRITICALLY ENDANGERED

Geographic range:

  • Aegotheles savesi: Rediscovered 2000 on New Caledonia after a 119-year absence
English:
New Caledonian Owlet-Nightjar
Czech:
lelčík černý
German:
Schwarzrückenschwalm
Danish:
Ny Caledonisk Uglesvale
Spanish:
Egotelo de Nueva Caledonia
Finnish:
uudenkaledoniankehrääjä
French:
Égothèle calédonien
Italian:
Egotele di New Caledonia
Japanese:
nyu-karedoniazukuyotaka
Japanese:
ニューカレドニアズクヨタカ
Dutch:
Nieuw-Caledonische Dwergnachtzwaluw
Norwegian:
Sotuglesvale
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Sotuglesvale
Polish:
sownik nowokaledonski
Russian:
Черноспинный совиный лягушкорот
Slovak:
lelčík paitský
Swedish:
sotuggleskärra
Ukrainian:
Еготело новокаледонський
Chinese:
新喀裸鼻鸱


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
New Caledonian Owlet-Nightjar ( Aegotheles savesi) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
New Caledonian Owlet-Nightjar ( Aegotheles savesi) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
New Caledonian Owlet-Nightjar ( Aegotheles savesi) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
New Caledonian Owlet-Nightjar ( Aegotheles savesi) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
New Caledonian Owlet-Nightjar ( Aegotheles savesi) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
New Caledonian Owlet-Nightjar ( Aegotheles savesi) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
New Caledonian Owlet-Nightjar ( Aegotheles savesi) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
New Caledonian Owlet-nightjar ( Aegotheles savesi) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
New Caledonian Owlet-nightjar ( Aegotheles savesi) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
New Caledonian Owlet-nightjar ( Aegotheles savesi) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
New Caledonian Owlet-nightjar ( Aegotheles savesi) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
New Caledonian Owlet-nightjar ( Aegotheles savesi) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
New Caledonian Owlet-nightjar ( Aegotheles savesi) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
New Caledonian Owlet-nightjar ( Aegotheles savesi) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
New Caledonian Owlet-nightjar ( Aegotheles savesi) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
New Caledonian Owlet-nightjar ( Aegotheles savesi) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
New Caledonian Owlet-nightjar ( Aegotheles savesi) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
New Caledonian Owlet-nightjar ( Aegotheles savesi) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
New Caledonian Owlet-nightjar ( Aegotheles savesi) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
New Caledonian Owlet-nightjar ( Aegotheles savesi) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
New Caledonian Owlet-nightjar ( Aegotheles savesi) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
New Caledonian Owlet-nightjar ( Aegotheles savesi) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Égothèle calédonien ( Aegotheles savesi) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Égothèle calédonien ( Aegotheles savesi) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
New Caledonian Owlet-Nightjar ( Aegotheles savesi) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
New Caledonian Owlet-Nightjar ( Aegotheles savesi) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
New Caledonian Owlet-Nightjar ( Aegotheles savesi) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
New Caledonian Owlet-Nightjar ( Aegotheles savesi) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
New Caledonian Owlet-Nightjar ( Aegotheles savesi) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
New Caledonian Owlet-Nightjar ( Aegotheles savesi) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
New Caledonian Owlet-Nightjar ( Aegotheles savesi) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
New Caledonian Owlet-Nightjar ( Aegotheles savesi) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
New Caledonian Owlet-Nightjar ( Aegotheles savesi) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
New Caledonian Owlet-Nightjar ( Aegotheles savesi) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
New Caledonian Owlet-Nightjar ( Aegotheles savesi) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
New Caledonian Owlet-Nightjar ( Aegotheles savesi) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
New Caledonian Owlet-Nightjar ( Aegotheles savesi) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
New Caledonian Owlet-Nightjar ( Aegotheles savesi) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
New Caledonian Owlet-Nightjar ( Aegotheles savesi) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
New Caledonian Owlet-Nightjar ( Aegotheles savesi) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
New Caledonian Owlet-Nightjar ( Aegotheles savesi) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
New Caledonian Owlet-Nightjar ( Aegotheles savesi) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
New Caledonian Owlet-Nightjar ( Aegotheles savesi) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
New Caledonian Owlet-nightjar ( Aegotheles savesi) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
New Caledonian Owlet-nightjar ( Aegotheles savesi) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
New Caledonian Owlet-nightjar ( Aegotheles savesi) [version 1]
Clements, version 2018:
New Caledonian Owlet-nightjar ( Aegotheles savesi) [version 1]
Clements, version 2019:
New Caledonian Owlet-nightjar ( Aegotheles savesi) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
New Caledonian Owlet-Nightjar ( Aegotheles savesi) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
New Caledonian Owlet-Nightjar ( Aegotheles savesi) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
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eBird version 1.54:
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eBird version 1.55:
New Caledonian Owlet-Nightjar ( Aegotheles savesi) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
New Caledonian Owlet-nightjar ( Aegotheles savesi) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
New Caledonian Owlet-nightjar ( Aegotheles savesi) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
New Caledonian Owlet-nightjar ( Aegotheles savesi) [version 1]
eBird version 2018:
New Caledonian Owlet-nightjar ( Aegotheles savesi) [version 1]
eBird version 2019:
New Caledonian Owlet-nightjar ( Aegotheles savesi) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
New Caledonian Owlet-Nightjar ( Aegotheles savesi) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
New Caledonian Owlet-Nightjar ( Aegotheles savesi) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
New Caledonian Owlet-Nightjar ( Aegotheles savesi) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
New Caledonian Owlet-Nightjar ( Aegotheles savesi) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
New Caledonian Owlet-Nightjar ( Aegotheles savesi) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
New Caledonian Owlet-Nightjar ( Aegotheles savesi) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
New Caledonian Owlet-Nightjar ( Aegotheles savesi) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
New Caledonian Owlet-Nightjar ( Aegotheles savesi) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
New Caledonian Owlet-Nightjar ( Aegotheles savesi) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
New Caledonian Owlet-Nightjar ( Aegotheles savesi) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
New Caledonian Owlet-Nightjar ( Aegotheles savesi) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
New Caledonian Owlet-nightjar ( Aegotheles savesi) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
New Caledonian Owlet-nightjar ( Aegotheles savesi) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
New Caledonian Owlet-nightjar ( Aegotheles savesi) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
New Caledonian Owlet-nightjar ( Aegotheles savesi) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
New Caledonian Owlet-nightjar ( Aegotheles savesi) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
New Caledonian Owlet-nightjar ( Aegotheles savesi) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
New Caledonian Owlet-nightjar ( Aegotheles savesi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
Enigmatic Owlet-Nightjar ( Aegotheles savesi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
Enigmatic Owlet-Nightjar ( Aegotheles savesi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
Enigmatic Owlet-Nightjar ( Aegotheles savesi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
Enigmatic Owlet-Nightjar ( Aegotheles savesi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
Enigmatic Owlet-Nightjar ( Aegotheles savesi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
Enigmatic Owlet-nightjar ( Aegotheles savesi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
Enigmatic Owlet-nightjar ( Aegotheles savesi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
Enigmatic Owlet-nightjar ( Aegotheles savesi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
Enigmatic Owlet-nightjar ( Aegotheles savesi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
Enigmatic Owlet-nightjar ( Aegotheles savesi) [version 1]
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:
New Caledonian Owlet-nightjar ( Aegotheles savesi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
New Caledonian Owlet-nightjar ( Aegotheles savesi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
New Caledonian Owlet-nightjar ( Aegotheles savesi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
New Caledonian Owlet-nightjar ( Aegotheles savesi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
New Caledonian Owlet-nightjar ( Aegotheles savesi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
New Caledonian Owlet-nightjar ( Aegotheles savesi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
New Caledonian Owlet-nightjar ( Aegotheles savesi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
New Caledonian Owlet-nightjar ( Aegotheles savesi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
New Caledonian Owlet-nightjar ( Aegotheles savesi) [version 1]
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:
New Caledonian Owlet-nightjar ( Aegotheles savesi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
New Caledonian Owlet-nightjar ( Aegotheles savesi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
New Caledonian Owlet-nightjar ( Aegotheles savesi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
New Caledonian Owlet-nightjar ( Aegotheles savesi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
New Caledonian Owlet-nightjar ( Aegotheles savesi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
New Caledonian Owlet-nightjar ( Aegotheles savesi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
New Caledonian Owlet-nightjar ( Aegotheles savesi) [version 1]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
New Caledonian Nightjar ( Aegotheles savesi) [version 1]
James Lee Peters:
Aegotheles savesi [version 1]
James Lee Peters (original):
Aegotheles savesi [version 1]
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
Aegotheles savesi [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
New Caledonian Owlet-Nightjar ( Aegotheles savesi) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
New Caledonian Owlet-Nightjar ( Aegotheles savesi) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
New Caledonian Owlet-Nightjar ( Aegotheles savesi) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Aegotheles savesi [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Aegotheles savesi [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes a 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 de Nova Caledònia
Czech: Lelcík cernohrbetý, lelčík černý
Danish: Ny Caledonisk Uglesvale, Ny Caledonisk-uglesvale
German: Schwarzrückenschwalm, Schwarzrücken-Schwalm
English: Enigmatic Owlet-Nightjar, New Caledonia Owlet Frogmouth, New Caledonian Aegotheles, New Caledonian Nightjar, New Caledonian owlet nightjar, New Caledonian Owlet-frogmouth, New Caledonian Owlet-Nightjar
English (IOC): New Caledonian Owlet-nightjar
Spanish: Egotelo de Nueva Caledonia
Spanish (Spain): Egotelo de Nueva Caledonia
Spanish (HBW): New Caledonian Owlet-nightjar
Estonian: uuskaledoonia õõnesorr, uus-kaledoonia õõnesorr
Finnish: Uudenkaledoniankehrääjä
French: Aegothèle à dos noir, Aegothèle calédonien, Egothèle calédonien, Égothèle calédonien
Hungarian: új-kaledón kuvikfecske
Italian: Capimulgo-gufo della Nuova Caledonia, Egotele di New Caledonia
Japanese: nyuakaredoniazukuyotaka, nyu-karedoniazukuyotaka
Japanese: ニュアカレドニアズクヨタカ, ニューカレドニアズクヨタカ
Scientific: Aegotheles savesi
Lithuanian: Naujosios Kaledonijos pelėdinis varliažiotis
Dutch: Nieuwcaledonische Dwergnachtzwaluw, Nieuw-Caledonische Dwergnachtzwaluw
Norwegian Nynorsk: Sotuglesvale
Norwegian: Sotuglesvale
Polish: sownik nowokaledonski, sownik nowokaledoński
Russian: Новокаледонский совиный козодой, Черноспинный совиный лягушкорот
Slovak: lelčík paitský
Serbian: Sovasti leganj sa Nove Kaledonije
Swedish: Nya Kaledonienugglenattskärra, sotuggleskärra
Ukrainian: Еготело новокаледонський
Chinese: 新喀裸鼻鸱
Chinese (Traditional): 新喀里多尼亞裸鼻鴟, 新喀里多尼亞裸鼻鴟1880滅絕?

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