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New Caledonian Owlet-Nightjar

Aegotheles savesi Layard, EL; Layard, ELC 1881

The New Caledonian owlet-nightjar, also known as the enigmatic owlet-nightjar, is a large owlet-nightjar 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 other owlet-nightjar species make churring and whistling sounds. It is the second-largest known owlet-nightjar, much larger than the Australian owlet-nightjar. Source: Wikipedia

Classification
Order:
  Caprimulgiformes
Family:
  Aegothelidae
Genus:
   Aegotheles
Scientific:
  Aegotheles savesi


Original description

Citation:
  Layard, EL; Layard, ELC 1881

Reference:
   Ibis

Protonym:
  AEgotheles savesi

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/16251387


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  7D6D30A3299FBDB4

Avibase ID:
  avibase-7D6D30A3

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
Catalan:
Egotel de Nova Caledònia
Czech:
lelčík černý
Danish:
Ny Caledonisk Uglesvale
German:
Schwarzrücken-Höhlenschwalm
Spanish:
Egotelo de Nueva Caledonia
Spanish (Spain):
Egotelo de Nueva Caledonia
Finnish:
uudenkaledoniankehrääjä
French:
Égothèle calédonien
Croatian:
mrka sovašica
Hungarian:
új-kaledón kuvikfecske
Italian:
Egotele di New Caledonia
Japanese (romaji):
nyu-karedoniazukuyotaka
Japanese:
ニューカレドニアズクヨタカ
Lithuanian:
Naujosios Kaledonijos pelėdinis varliažiotis
Dutch:
Nieuw-Caledonische Dwergnachtzwaluw
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Sotuglesvale
Norwegian:
Sotuglesvale
Polish:
sownik nowokaledoński
Portuguese:
egotelo-da-nova-caledónia
Russian:
Новокаледонский совиный козодой
Slovak:
lelčík paitský
Serbian:
Sovasti leganj sa Nove Kaledonije
Swedish:
sotuggleskärra
Ukrainian:
Еготело новокаледонський
Chinese:
新喀裸鼻鸱
Chinese (Traditional):
新喀里多尼亞裸鼻鴟1880滅絕?


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
New Caledonian Owlet-Nightjar ( Aegotheles savesi)
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]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
New Caledonian Owlet-Nightjar ( Aegotheles savesi) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
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]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
New Caledonian Owlet-nightjar ( Aegotheles savesi) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
New Caledonian Owlet-nightjar ( Aegotheles savesi) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
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, version 2021:
New Caledonian Owlet-nightjar ( Aegotheles savesi) [version 1]
Clements, version 2022:
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:
New Caledonian Owlet-Nightjar ( Aegotheles savesi) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
New Caledonian Owlet-Nightjar ( Aegotheles savesi) [version 1]
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]
eBird version 2021:
New Caledonian Owlet-nightjar ( Aegotheles savesi) [version 1]
eBird version 2022:
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 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 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:
New Caledonian Owlet-nightjar ( Aegotheles savesi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
New Caledonian Owlet-nightjar ( Aegotheles savesi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
New Caledonian Owlet-nightjar ( Aegotheles savesi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
New Caledonian Owlet-nightjar ( Aegotheles savesi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
New Caledonian Owlet-nightjar ( Aegotheles savesi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
New Caledonian Owlet-nightjar ( Aegotheles savesi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
New Caledonian Owlet-nightjar ( Aegotheles savesi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
New Caledonian Owlet-nightjar ( Aegotheles savesi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
New Caledonian Owlet-nightjar ( Aegotheles savesi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
New Caledonian Owlet-nightjar ( Aegotheles savesi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
New Caledonian Owlet-nightjar ( Aegotheles savesi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
New Caledonian Owlet-nightjar ( Aegotheles savesi) [version 1]
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:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
New Caledonian Owlet-nightjar ( Aegotheles savesi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
New Caledonian Owlet-nightjar ( Aegotheles savesi) [version 1]
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:
New Caledonian Owlet-nightjar ( Aegotheles savesi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
New Caledonian Owlet-nightjar ( Aegotheles savesi) [version 1]
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]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
New Caledonian Owlet-nightjar ( Aegotheles savesi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
New Caledonian Owlet-nightjar ( Aegotheles savesi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
New Caledonian Owlet-nightjar ( Aegotheles savesi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
New Caledonian Owlet-nightjar ( Aegotheles savesi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
New Caledonian Owlet-nightjar ( Aegotheles savesi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.2:
New Caledonian Owlet-nightjar ( Aegotheles savesi) [version 1]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
New Caledonian Nightjar ( Aegotheles savesi) [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds:
Aegotheles savesi [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (original):
Aegotheles savesi [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (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, Birds of the World Version 2.0:
New Caledonian Owlet-Nightjar ( Aegotheles savesi) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
New Caledonian Owlet-nightjar ( Aegotheles savesi) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.02:
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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Catalan: Egotel de Nova Caledònia
Czech: Lelcík cernohrbetý, lelčík černý
Danish: Ny Caledonisk Uglesvale, Ny Caledonisk-uglesvale
German: Schwarzrücken-Höhlenschwalm, 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, HBW: New Caledonian Owlet-nightjar
English (IOC): New Caledonian Owlet-nightjar
English (United States): 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
Croatian: mrka sovašica
Hungarian: új-kaledón kuvikfecske
Italian: Capimulgo-gufo della Nuova Caledonia, Egotele di New Caledonia
Japanese (romaji): 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
Portuguese: egotelo-da-nova-caledónia
Portuguese (Portugal): noitibó-coruja-da-nova-caledónia
Russian: Новокаледонский совиный козодой, Черноспинный совиный лягушкорот
Slovak: lelčík paitský
Serbian: Sovasti leganj sa Nove Kaledonije
Swedish: Nya Kaledonienugglenattskärra, sotuggleskärra
Turkish: Yeni Kaledonya egoteli
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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