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Pennant-winged Nightjar

Caprimulgus vexillarius (Gould, 1838)

The Pennant-winged Nightjar (Macrodipteryx vexillarius) is an intra-African migrant that occurs from Nigeria to northern South Africa. The male is characteristic in having a broad white band over the otherwise black primaries. In addition the males acquire a striking 2nd primary feather during the breeding season. These pennants grow to greater lengths in successive years, up to twice the body length. They are dropped or broken off quickly upon completion of breeding. With the distal (9th) and proximal (1st - 3rd) primaries being longest, the wings of male birds are distinctly angular. Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Caprimulgiformes
Family:
  Caprimulgidae
Genus:
  Caprimulgus

Scientific:
  Caprimulgus vexillarius

Citation:
  (Gould, 1838)

Reference:
  Icon.Av. pt2 pl.13,text

Protonym:
  Semeïophorus (Macrodipteryx?) vexillarius

Avibase ID:
  A526534E0230B258

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/A526534E

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 555602

Geographic range:

  • Caprimulgus vexillarius: Brachystegia woodlands of southern Africa
English:
Pennant-winged Nightjar
Czech:
lelek vlajkový
German:
Flaggennachtschwalbe
Danish:
Vimpelvinge
Spanish:
Chotacabras Cuelgacintas
Finnish:
peitsikehrääjä
French:
Engoulevent porte-étendard
Icelandic:
Náttveifari
Italian:
Succiacapre dai pennacchi
Japanese:
fukinagashiyotaka
Japanese:
フキナガシヨタカ
Dutch:
Wimpelnachtzwaluw
Norwegian:
Dragenattravn
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Dragenatteramn
Polish:
dziwolotek wstegopióry
Portuguese:
Noitibo-de-estandarte
Russian:
Вымпеловый козодой
Slovak:
lelek vlajkokrídly
Swedish:
flaggnattskärra
Ukrainian:
Дрімлюга-прапорокрил ангольський
Chinese:
翎翅夜鹰


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
Pennant-winged Nightjar ( Macrodipteryx vexillarius)
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
Pennant-winged Nightjar ( Macrodipteryx vexillarius)
African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
Pennant-winged Nightjar ( Macrodipteryx vexillarius)
African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
Pennant-winged Nightjar ( Macrodipteryx vexillarius)
African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
Pennant-winged Nightjar ( Macrodipteryx vexillarius)
African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
Pennant-winged Nightjar ( Macrodipteryx vexillarius)
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Pennant-winged Nightjar ( Caprimulgus vexillarius)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Pennant-winged Nightjar ( Macrodipteryx vexillarius)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Pennant-winged Nightjar ( Macrodipteryx vexillarius)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Pennant-winged Nightjar ( Caprimulgus vexillarius)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Pennant-winged Nightjar ( Caprimulgus vexillarius)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Pennant-winged Nightjar ( Caprimulgus vexillarius)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Pennant-winged Nightjar ( Caprimulgus vexillarius)
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Pennant-winged Nightjar ( Macrodipteryx vexillarius)
Birdlife checklist version 01:
Pennant-winged Nightjar ( Macrodipteryx vexillarius)
Birdlife checklist version 02:
Pennant-winged Nightjar ( Macrodipteryx vexillarius)
Birdlife checklist version 03:
Pennant-winged Nightjar ( Macrodipteryx vexillarius)
Birdlife checklist version 04:
Pennant-winged Nightjar ( Macrodipteryx vexillarius)
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
Pennant-winged Nightjar ( Macrodipteryx vexillarius)
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
Pennant-winged Nightjar ( Macrodipteryx vexillarius)
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
Pennant-winged Nightjar ( Macrodipteryx vexillarius)
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
Pennant-winged Nightjar ( Macrodipteryx vexillarius)
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Pennant-winged Nightjar ( Caprimulgus vexillarius)
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Pennant-winged Nightjar ( Caprimulgus vexillarius)
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Pennant-winged Nightjar ( Caprimulgus vexillarius)
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Pennant-winged Nightjar ( Caprimulgus vexillarius)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Pennant-winged Nightjar ( Caprimulgus vexillarius)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Pennant-winged Nightjar ( Caprimulgus vexillarius)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Engoulevent porte-étendard ( Macrodipteryx vexillarius)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Engoulevent porte-étendard ( Macrodipteryx vexillarius)
Clements 1st edition:
Pennant-winged Nightjar ( Smeiophorus vexillarius)
Clements 3rd edition:
Pennant-winged Nightjar ( Smeiophorus vexillarius)
Clements 4th edition:
Pennant-winged Nightjar ( Macrodipteryx vexillarius)
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Pennant-winged Nightjar ( Macrodipteryx vexillarius)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Pennant-winged Nightjar ( Macrodipteryx vexillarius)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Pennant-winged Nightjar ( Macrodipteryx vexillarius)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
Pennant-winged Nightjar ( Macrodipteryx vexillarius)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
Pennant-winged Nightjar ( Macrodipteryx vexillarius)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
Pennant-winged Nightjar ( Macrodipteryx vexillarius)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
Pennant-winged Nightjar ( Macrodipteryx vexillarius)
Clements 6th edition:
Pennant-winged Nightjar ( Macrodipteryx vexillarius)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Pennant-winged Nightjar ( Macrodipteryx vexillarius)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Pennant-winged Nightjar ( Macrodipteryx vexillarius)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
Pennant-winged Nightjar ( Macrodipteryx vexillarius)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
Pennant-winged Nightjar ( Macrodipteryx vexillarius)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Pennant-winged Nightjar ( Macrodipteryx vexillarius)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Pennant-winged Nightjar ( Macrodipteryx vexillarius)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Pennant-winged Nightjar ( Caprimulgus vexillarius)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Pennant-winged Nightjar ( Caprimulgus vexillarius)
Clements, version 2015:
Pennant-winged Nightjar ( Caprimulgus vexillarius)
Clements, version 2016:
Pennant-winged Nightjar ( Caprimulgus vexillarius)
Clements, version 2017:
Pennant-winged Nightjar ( Caprimulgus vexillarius)
Clements, version 2018:
Pennant-winged Nightjar ( Caprimulgus vexillarius)
Clements, version 2019:
Pennant-winged Nightjar ( Caprimulgus vexillarius)
eBird version 1.50:
Pennant-winged Nightjar ( Macrodipteryx vexillarius)
eBird version 1.52:
Pennant-winged Nightjar ( Macrodipteryx vexillarius)
eBird version 1.53:
Pennant-winged Nightjar ( Macrodipteryx vexillarius)
eBird version 1.54:
Pennant-winged Nightjar ( Caprimulgus vexillarius)
eBird version 1.55:
Pennant-winged Nightjar ( Caprimulgus vexillarius)
eBird version 2015:
Pennant-winged Nightjar ( Caprimulgus vexillarius)
eBird version 2016:
Pennant-winged Nightjar ( Caprimulgus vexillarius)
eBird version 2017:
Pennant-winged Nightjar ( Caprimulgus vexillarius)
eBird version 2018:
Pennant-winged Nightjar ( Caprimulgus vexillarius)
eBird version 2019:
Pennant-winged Nightjar ( Caprimulgus vexillarius)
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Pennant-winged Nightjar ( Macrodipteryx vexillarius)
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
Pennant-winged Nightjar ( Macrodipteryx vexillarius)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Pennant-winged Nightjar ( Macrodipteryx vexillarius)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Pennant-winged Nightjar ( Macrodipteryx vexillarius)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Pennant-winged Nightjar ( Macrodipteryx vexillarius)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Pennant-winged Nightjar ( Macrodipteryx vexillarius)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Pennant-winged Nightjar ( Macrodipteryx vexillarius)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Pennant-winged Nightjar ( Macrodipteryx vexillarius)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Pennant-winged Nightjar ( Macrodipteryx vexillarius)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Pennant-winged Nightjar ( Macrodipteryx vexillarius)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Pennant-winged Nightjar ( Macrodipteryx vexillarius)
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Pennant-winged Nightjar ( Caprimulgus vexillarius)
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Pennant-winged Nightjar ( Caprimulgus vexillarius)
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Pennant-winged Nightjar ( Macrodipteryx vexillarius)
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Pennant-winged Nightjar ( Caprimulgus vexillarius)
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Pennant-winged Nightjar ( Caprimulgus vexillarius)
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Pennant-winged Nightjar ( Caprimulgus vexillarius)
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Pennant-winged Nightjar ( Caprimulgus vexillarius)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
Pennant-winged Nightjar ( Macrodipteryx vexillarius)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
Pennant-winged Nightjar ( Macrodipteryx vexillarius)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
Pennant-winged Nightjar ( Macrodipteryx vexillarius)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
Pennant-winged Nightjar ( Macrodipteryx vexillarius)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
Pennant-winged Nightjar ( Macrodipteryx vexillarius)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
Pennant-winged Nightjar ( Macrodipteryx vexillarius)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
Pennant-winged Nightjar ( Macrodipteryx vexillarius)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
Pennant-winged Nightjar ( Macrodipteryx vexillarius)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
Pennant-winged Nightjar ( Macrodipteryx vexillarius)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
Pennant-winged Nightjar ( Macrodipteryx vexillarius)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
Pennant-winged Nightjar ( Macrodipteryx vexillarius)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
Pennant-winged Nightjar ( Macrodipteryx vexillarius)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
Pennant-winged Nightjar ( Macrodipteryx vexillarius)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
Pennant-winged Nightjar ( Macrodipteryx vexillarius)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
Pennant-winged Nightjar ( Macrodipteryx vexillarius)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
Pennant-winged Nightjar ( Macrodipteryx vexillarius)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
Pennant-winged Nightjar ( Macrodipteryx vexillarius)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
Pennant-winged Nightjar ( Macrodipteryx vexillarius)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
Pennant-winged Nightjar ( Macrodipteryx vexillarius)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
Pennant-winged Nightjar ( Macrodipteryx vexillarius)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
Pennant-winged Nightjar ( Macrodipteryx vexillarius)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
Pennant-winged Nightjar ( Macrodipteryx vexillarius)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
Pennant-winged Nightjar ( Caprimulgus vexillarius)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
Pennant-winged Nightjar ( Caprimulgus vexillarius)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
Pennant-winged Nightjar ( Caprimulgus vexillarius)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
Pennant-winged Nightjar ( Caprimulgus vexillarius)
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
Pennant-winged Nightjar ( Caprimulgus vexillarius)
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
Pennant-winged Nightjar ( Caprimulgus vexillarius)
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
Pennant-winged Nightjar ( Caprimulgus vexillarius)
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
Pennant-winged Nightjar ( Caprimulgus vexillarius)
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
Pennant-winged Nightjar ( Caprimulgus vexillarius)
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
Pennant-winged Nightjar ( Caprimulgus vexillarius)
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
Pennant-winged Nightjar ( Caprimulgus vexillarius)
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
Pennant-winged Nightjar ( Caprimulgus vexillarius)
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
Pennant-winged Nightjar ( Caprimulgus vexillarius)
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
Pennant-winged Nightjar ( Caprimulgus vexillarius)
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
Pennant-winged Nightjar ( Caprimulgus vexillarius)
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
Pennant-winged Nightjar ( Caprimulgus vexillarius)
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
Pennant-winged Nightjar ( Caprimulgus vexillarius)
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Pennant-winged Nightjar ( Caprimulgus vexillarius)
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
Pennant-winged Nightjar ( Caprimulgus vexillarius)
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Pennant-winged Nightjar ( Semeiophorus vexillarius)
James Lee Peters:
Semeiophorus vexillarius
James Lee Peters (original):
Semeïophorus vexillarius
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
Semeïophorus vexillarius
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Pennant-winged Nightjar ( Macrodipteryx vexillarius)
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Pennant-winged Nightjar ( Macrodipteryx vexillarius)
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
Pennant-winged Nightjar ( Macrodipteryx vexillarius)
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Macrodipteryx vexillarius
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Macrodipteryx vexillarius

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Afrikaans: Wimpelvlerknaguil
Catalan: Enganyapastors de cintes
Czech: Lelek vlajkový
Danish: Vimpelvinge
German: Flaggenflügel, Flaggennachtschwalbe, Flaggen-Nachtschwalbe, Ruderflügel
English: Pennant winged Nightjar, Pennantwinged Nightjar, Pennant-winged Nightjar
English (IOC): Pennant-winged Nightjar
English (Kenya): Pennant-winged Nightjar
Spanish: Chotacabra de Alas Punteagudas, Chotacabras Cuelgacintas
Spanish (Spain): Chotacabras Cuelgacintas
Spanish (HBW): Pennant-winged Nightjar
Estonian: linttiib-öösorr
Finnish: Peitsikehrääjä
French: Engoulevent porte-étendard
Hungarian: cifraszárnyú lappantyú
Icelandic: Náttveifari
Italian: Succiacapre dai pennacchi, Succiacapre dal vessillo
Japanese: fukinagashiyotaka
Japanese: フキナガシヨタカ
Scientific: Caprimulgus vexillarius, Macrodipteryx fulleborni, Macrodipteryx vexillaria, Macrodipteryx vexillarius, Semeïophorus (Macrodipteryx?) vexillarius, Semeiophorus vexillarius, Semeïophorus vexillarius, Smeiophorus vexillarius
Lithuanian: Vėliavasparnis lėlys
Dutch: Wimpelnachtzwaluw
Norwegian Nynorsk: Dragenatteramn
Norwegian: Dragenattravn
Polish: Dziwoletek wstęgopióry, dziwolotek wstegopióry, dziwolotek wstęgopióry
Portuguese: Noitibo-de-balanceiros, Noitibó-de-balanceiros, Noitibo-de-estandarte
Portuguese (Portugal): Noitibó-de-balanceiros
Russian: Вымпеловый козодой
Slovak: lelek vlajkokrídly
Swedish: Flaggnattskärra
Swahili: Kirukanjia Kalamu-mbili
Ukrainian: Дрімлюга-прапорокрил ангольський
Chinese: 翎翅夜鹰
Chinese (Traditional): 翎翅夜鷹

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