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Black-shouldered Nightjar
Caprimulgus nigriscapularis Reichenow, 1893
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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
Source: Clements checklist

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
Polish:
  lelek brazowy
Portuguese:
  Noitibó-do-crepúsculo
Slovak:
  lelek čiernoplecí
Swedish:
  mörkskuldrad nattskärra
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]
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]
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
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]
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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Alternative arrangements:  1  2 


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
Latin: Caprimulgus claudi, Caprimulgus nigriscapularis, Caprimulgus pectoralis nigriscapularis
Lithuanian: Juodapetis lėlys
Dutch: Zwartschoudernachtzwaluw
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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