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Black-shouldered Nightjar

Caprimulgus nigriscapularis Reichenow, 1893

The Black-shouldered Nightjar (Caprimulgus nigriscapularis) is a species of nightjar in the Caprimulgidae family. It is found in Angola, Benin, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Togo, and Uganda. Source: Wikipedia

Order:
  Caprimulgiformes
Family:
  Caprimulgidae
Genus:
  Caprimulgus

Scientific:
  Caprimulgus nigriscapularis

Citation:
  Reichenow, 1893

Reference:
  Orn.Monatsb. 1 p.31

Protonym:
  Caprimulgus nigriscapularis

Avibase ID:
  AB8E1D95F8A00A39

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/AB8E1D95

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 555583

Geographic range:

  • Caprimulgus nigriscapularis: Senegambia east, patchily, to southern South Sudan, Uganda, extreme western Kenya, southwestern and eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Burundi, and northwestern Tanzania
English:
Black-shouldered Nightjar
Czech:
lelek černotemenný
German:
Schwarzschulter-Nachtschwalbe
Danish:
Mørkskuldret Natravn
Spanish:
Chotacabras Hombronegro
Finnish:
mustaolkakehrääjä
French:
Engoulevent à épaulettes noires
Italian:
Succiacapre spallenere
Japanese:
kataguroyotaka
Japanese:
カタグロヨタカ
Dutch:
Zwartschoudernachtzwaluw
Norwegian:
Svartflekknattravn
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Svartflekknatteramn
Polish:
lelek brazowy
Portuguese:
Noitibó-do-crepúsculo
Slovak:
lelek čiernoplecí
Swedish:
mörkskuldrad nattskärra
Ukrainian:
Дрімлюга рудогорлий
Chinese:
黑肩夜鹰


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

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

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes a subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Caprimulgus [pectoralis or nigriscapularis] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Other synonyms


Catalan: Enganyapastors d'espatlles negres
Czech: Lelek cernotemenný, lelek černotemenný
Danish: Mørkskuldret Natravn
German: Schwarzschulter-Nachtschwalbe
English: Black shouldered Nightjar, Black-shouldered Nightjar, Dusky Nightjar
English (IOC): Black-shouldered Nightjar
Spanish: Chotacabra de Hombros Negros, Chotacabras Hombronegro
Spanish (Spain): Chotacabras hombronegro
Spanish (HBW): Black-shouldered Nightjar
Estonian: ruuge-öösorr
Finnish: Mustaolkakehrääjä
French: Engoulevent à épaules noires, Engoulevent à épaulettes, Engoulevent à épaulettes noires
Hungarian: feketevállú lappantyú
Italian: Succiacapre spallenere
Japanese: kataguroyotaka
Japanese: カタグロヨタカ
Scientific: Caprimulgus claudi, Caprimulgus nigriscapularis, Caprimulgus pectoralis nigriscapularis
Lithuanian: Juodapetis lėlys
Dutch: Zwartschoudernachtzwaluw
Norwegian Nynorsk: Svartflekknatteramn
Norwegian: Svartflekknattravn
Polish: lelek brazowy, lelek brązowy
Portuguese: Noitibó-do-crepúsculo
Portuguese (Portugal): Noitibó-de-escapulares-pretas
Slovak: lelek čiernoplecí
Swedish: Mörkskuldrad nattskärra
Ukrainian: Дрімлюга рудогорлий
Chinese: 黑肩夜鹰
Chinese (Traditional): 黑肩夜鷹

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