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Eurasian Nightjar

Caprimulgus europaeus Linnaeus, 1758




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Order:
  Caprimulgiformes
Family:
  Caprimulgidae
Genus:
  Caprimulgus

Scientific:
  Caprimulgus europaeus

Citation:
  Linnaeus, 1758

Reference:
  Syst.Nat.ed.10 p.193

Protonym:
  Caprimulgus europaeus

Avibase ID:
  80D4B0FE7FF1D735

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/80D4B0FE

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 555569

Geographic range:

  • Caprimulgus europaeus europaeus: N and c Europe to n Asia and L. Baikal area; winters to Africa
  • Caprimulgus europaeus meridionalis: Mediterranean basin to nw Iran and Caspian Sea
  • Caprimulgus europaeus unwini: Iraq and Iran to w Tien Shan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan
  • Caprimulgus europaeus sarudnyi: E side of Caspian Sea (Kazakhstan) to Altai Mountains
  • Caprimulgus europaeus plumipes: NW China to w Mongolia
  • Caprimulgus europaeus dementievi: NE Mongolia and s Transbaikalia
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English:
Eurasian Nightjar
Catalan:
enganyapastors comú
Czech:
lelek lesní
Danish:
Natravn
German:
Nachtschwalbe
Spanish:
Chotacabras europeo
Finnish:
kehrääjä
French:
Engoulevent d'Europe
Croatian:
leganj
Hungarian:
lappantyú
Icelandic:
Náttfari
Italian:
Succiacapre
Japanese:
ヨーロッパヨタカ
Lithuanian:
europinis lėlys
Dutch:
Nachtzwaluw
Norwegian:
Nattravn
Polish:
lelek (zwyczajny)
Portuguese:
noitibó-cinzento
Russian:
Козодой
Slovak:
lelek lesný
Swedish:
nattskärra
Ukrainian:
дрімлюга звичайний
Chinese:
欧夜鹰
Chinese (Traditional):
歐夜鷹


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Clements 1st edition:
European Nightjar ( Caprimulgus europaeus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2021:
Eurasian Nightjar ( Caprimulgus europaeus) [version 1]
eBird version 2021:
Eurasian Nightjar ( Caprimulgus europaeus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
European Nightjar ( Caprimulgus europaeus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
European Nightjar ( Caprimulgus europaeus) [version 1]
James Lee Peters:
Caprimulgus europaeus [version 1]
James Lee Peters (original):
Caprimulgus europaeus [version 1]
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
Caprimulgus europaeus [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Other synonyms


Afrikaans: Europese Naguil
Catalan: enganyapastors comú
Czech: lelek lesní
Danish: Natravn
German: Nachtschwalbe
English: Eurasian Nightjar, European Nightjar
Spanish: Chotacabras europeo
Estonian: öösorr
Finnish: kehrääjä
French: Engoulevent d'Europe
Croatian: leganj
Hungarian: lappantyú
Icelandic: Náttfari
Italian: Succiacapre
Japanese: ヨーロッパヨタカ
Scientific: Caprimulgus europaeus
Lithuanian: europinis lėlys
Latvian: vakarlēpis
Dutch: Nachtzwaluw
Norwegian: Nattravn
Polish: lelek (zwyczajny)
Portuguese: noitibó-cinzento
Russian: Козодой
Northern Sami: Čahran
Slovak: lelek lesný
Slovenian: podhujka
Swedish: nattskärra
Ukrainian: дрімлюга звичайний
Chinese: 欧夜鹰
Chinese (Traditional): 歐夜鷹

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