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Abyssinian Nightjar [ruwenzorii]

Caprimulgus poliocephalus [ruwenzorii] (= Caprimulgus poliocephalus ruwenzorii) Ogilvie-Grant, WR 1909

The montane nightjar, mountain nightjar or Abyssinian nightjar, is a species of nightjar in the family Caprimulgidae. It is native to upland regions of Central and Eastern Africa where it is a locally common species. Source: Wikipedia

Classification
Order:
  Caprimulgiformes
Family:
  Caprimulgidae
Genus:
   Caprimulgus
Scientific:
  Caprimulgus poliocephalus ruwenzorii


Original description

Citation:
  Ogilvie-Grant, WR 1909

Reference:
   Bull. Brit. Orn. Club 23 p.94

Protonym:
  Caprimulgus ruwenzorii

Link:
  https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/100926#page/466/mode/1up


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  CEEE7367E6F53761

Avibase ID:
  avibase-CEEE7367

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/CEEE7367


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 687363

Geographic range:

  • Caprimulgus poliocephalus ruwenzorii: eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo to southwestern Uganda
  • Caprimulgus poliocephalus guttifer: SW Tanzania to n Malawi, ne Zambia; isolated population ne Tanzania
  • Caprimulgus poliocephalus koesteri: western Angola
English:
Abyssinian Nightjar [ruwenzorii]
French:
Engoulevent d'Abyssinie [ruwenzorii]


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
Rwenzori Nightjar ( Caprimulgus ruwenzorii) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
Rwenzori Nightjar ( Caprimulgus ruwenzorii) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
Ruwenzori Nightjar ( Caprimulgus ruwenzorii) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
Ruwenzori Nightjar ( Caprimulgus ruwenzorii) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
Ruwenzori Nightjar ( Caprimulgus ruwenzorii) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
Ruwenzori Nightjar ( Caprimulgus ruwenzorii) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Abyssinian Nightjar [ruwenzorii] ( Caprimulgus poliocephalus [ruwenzorii])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Ruwenzori Nightjar ( Caprimulgus ruwenzorii) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Ruwenzori Nightjar ( Caprimulgus ruwenzorii) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Ruwenzori Nightjar ( Caprimulgus ruwenzorii) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Ruwenzori Nightjar ( Caprimulgus ruwenzorii) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Ruwenzori Nightjar ( Caprimulgus ruwenzorii) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Ruwenzori Nightjar ( Caprimulgus ruwenzorii) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Ruwenzori Nightjar ( Caprimulgus ruwenzorii) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Ruwenzori Nightjar ( Caprimulgus ruwenzorii) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Ruwenzori Nightjar ( Caprimulgus ruwenzorii) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
Ruwenzori Nightjar ( Caprimulgus ruwenzorii) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
Ruwenzori Nightjar ( Caprimulgus ruwenzorii) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
Ruwenzori Nightjar ( Caprimulgus ruwenzorii) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
Ruwenzori Nightjar ( Caprimulgus ruwenzorii) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
Ruwenzori Nightjar ( Caprimulgus ruwenzorii) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
Ruwenzori Nightjar ( Caprimulgus ruwenzorii) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
Ruwenzori Nightjar ( Caprimulgus ruwenzorii) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
Ruwenzori Nightjar ( Caprimulgus ruwenzorii) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Engoulevent du Ruwenzori ( Caprimulgus ruwenzorii) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Engoulevent du Ruwenzori ( Caprimulgus ruwenzorii) [version 1]
Clements, version 2021:
Rwenzori Nightjar ( Caprimulgus ruwenzorii) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
Ruwenzori Nightjar ( Caprimulgus ruwenzorii) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Montane Nightjar ( Caprimulgus ruwenzorii) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Montane Nightjar ( Caprimulgus ruwenzorii) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Montane Nightjar ( Caprimulgus ruwenzorii) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
Montane Nightjar ( Caprimulgus ruwenzorii) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
Montane Nightjar ( Caprimulgus ruwenzorii) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
Montane Nightjar ( Caprimulgus ruwenzorii) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
Montane Nightjar ( Caprimulgus ruwenzorii) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
Montane Nightjar ( Caprimulgus ruwenzorii) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Montane Nightjar ( Caprimulgus ruwenzorii) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Montane Nightjar ( Caprimulgus ruwenzorii) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
Montane Nightjar ( Caprimulgus ruwenzorii) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
Montane Nightjar ( Caprimulgus ruwenzorii) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Montane Nightjar ( Caprimulgus ruwenzorii) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Montane Nightjar ( Caprimulgus ruwenzorii) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Montane Nightjar ( Caprimulgus ruwenzorii) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Montane Nightjar ( Caprimulgus ruwenzorii) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
Montane Nightjar ( Caprimulgus ruwenzorii) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
Montane Nightjar ( Caprimulgus ruwenzorii) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
Montane Nightjar ( Caprimulgus ruwenzorii) [version 1]
Clements, version 2018:
Rwenzori Nightjar ( Caprimulgus ruwenzorii) [version 1]
Clements, version 2019:
Rwenzori Nightjar ( Caprimulgus ruwenzorii) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
Montane Nightjar ( Caprimulgus ruwenzorii) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
Montane Nightjar ( Caprimulgus ruwenzorii) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
Montane Nightjar ( Caprimulgus ruwenzorii) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
Montane Nightjar ( Caprimulgus ruwenzorii) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
Montane Nightjar ( Caprimulgus ruwenzorii) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
Montane Nightjar ( Caprimulgus ruwenzorii) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
Montane Nightjar ( Caprimulgus ruwenzorii) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
Montane Nightjar ( Caprimulgus ruwenzorii) [version 1]
eBird version 2018:
Rwenzori Nightjar ( Caprimulgus ruwenzorii) [version 1]
eBird version 2019:
Rwenzori Nightjar ( Caprimulgus ruwenzorii) [version 1]
eBird version 2021:
Rwenzori Nightjar ( Caprimulgus ruwenzorii) [version 1]
eBird version 2022:
Montane Nightjar (Rwenzori) ( Caprimulgus poliocephalus [ruwenzorii Group]) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Montane Nightjar ( Caprimulgus ruwenzorii) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Montane Nightjar ( Caprimulgus ruwenzorii) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Montane Nightjar ( Caprimulgus ruwenzorii) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Montane Nightjar ( Caprimulgus ruwenzorii) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Montane Nightjar ( Caprimulgus ruwenzorii) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Montane Nightjar ( Caprimulgus ruwenzorii) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Montane Nightjar ( Caprimulgus ruwenzorii) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Montane Nightjar ( Caprimulgus ruwenzorii) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Montane Nightjar ( Caprimulgus ruwenzorii) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Montane Nightjar ( Caprimulgus ruwenzorii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
Ruwenzori Nightjar ( Caprimulgus ruwenzorii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
Ruwenzori Nightjar ( Caprimulgus ruwenzorii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
Ruwenzori Nightjar ( Caprimulgus ruwenzorii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
Ruwenzori Nightjar ( Caprimulgus ruwenzorii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
Ruwenzori Nightjar ( Caprimulgus ruwenzorii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
Ruwenzori Nightjar ( Caprimulgus ruwenzorii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
Ruwenzori Nightjar ( Caprimulgus ruwenzorii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
Ruwenzori Nightjar ( Caprimulgus ruwenzorii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
Ruwenzori Nightjar ( Caprimulgus ruwenzorii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
Ruwenzori Nightjar ( Caprimulgus ruwenzorii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
Ruwenzori Nightjar ( Caprimulgus ruwenzorii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
Ruwenzori Nightjar ( Caprimulgus ruwenzorii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
Ruwenzori Nightjar ( Caprimulgus ruwenzorii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
Ruwenzori Nightjar ( Caprimulgus ruwenzorii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
Ruwenzori Nightjar ( Caprimulgus ruwenzorii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
Ruwenzori Nightjar ( Caprimulgus ruwenzorii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
Ruwenzori Nightjar ( Caprimulgus ruwenzorii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
Ruwenzori Nightjar ( Caprimulgus ruwenzorii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
Ruwenzori Nightjar ( Caprimulgus ruwenzorii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
Ruwenzori Nightjar ( Caprimulgus ruwenzorii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
Ruwenzori Nightjar ( Caprimulgus ruwenzorii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
Ruwenzori Nightjar ( Caprimulgus ruwenzorii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
Ruwenzori Nightjar ( Caprimulgus ruwenzorii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
Ruwenzori Nightjar ( Caprimulgus ruwenzorii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
Ruwenzori Nightjar ( Caprimulgus ruwenzorii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
Ruwenzori Nightjar ( Caprimulgus ruwenzorii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
Ruwenzori Nightjar ( Caprimulgus ruwenzorii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
Ruwenzori Nightjar ( Caprimulgus ruwenzorii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
Ruwenzori Nightjar ( Caprimulgus ruwenzorii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
Ruwenzori Nightjar ( Caprimulgus ruwenzorii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
Ruwenzori Nightjar ( Caprimulgus ruwenzorii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
Ruwenzori Nightjar ( Caprimulgus ruwenzorii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
Ruwenzori Nightjar ( Caprimulgus ruwenzorii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
Ruwenzori Nightjar ( Caprimulgus ruwenzorii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
Ruwenzori Nightjar ( Caprimulgus ruwenzorii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
Ruwenzori Nightjar ( Caprimulgus ruwenzorii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
Ruwenzori Nightjar ( Caprimulgus ruwenzorii) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Ruwenzori Nightjar ( Caprimulgus ruwenzorii) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Ruwenzori Nightjar ( Caprimulgus ruwenzorii) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Caprimulgus ruwenzorii [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Caprimulgus ruwenzorii [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: subspecies group (sometimes a species)

This taxon is a subspecies of Caprimulgus poliocephalus

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Catalan: Enganyapastors del Ruwenzori
Czech: lelek ruwenzorský
Danish: Ruwenzorinatravn
German: Ruwenzorinachtschwalbe
English: Abyssinian Nightjar [ruwenzorii], Montane Nightjar, Montane Nightjar (Rwenzori), Ruwenzori Nightjar, Rwenzori Nightjar
English, HBW: Montane Nightjar (Ruwenzori)
English (IOC): Rwenzori Nightjar
English (Kenya): Congo Montane Nightjar
English (United States): Rwenzori Nightjar
Esperanto: Ruvenzora kaprimulgo
Spanish: Chotacabras del Ruwenzori, Chotacabras del Rwenzori
Spanish (Spain): Chotacabras del Rwenzori, Chotacabras Montano
Spanish (HBW): Montane Nightjar
Estonian: ülangu-öösorr
Finnish: viidakkokehrääjä
French: Engoulevent d'Abyssinie [ruwenzorii], Engoulevent du Ruwenzori, Engoulevent du Rwenzori
Hungarian: ruwenzori lappantyú
Italian: Succiacapre di Ruwenzori, Succiacapre montano
Japanese (romaji): miyamayotaka
Japanese: ミヤマヨタカ
Scientific: Caprimulgus poliocephalus [ruwenzorii], Caprimulgus poliocephalus ruwenzorii, Caprimulgus poliocephalus [ruwenzorii Group], Caprimulgus poliocephalus ruwenzorii, Caprimulgus ruwenzorii, Caprimulgus ruwenzorii [ruwenzorii], Caprimulgus ruwenzorii ruwenzorii
Lithuanian: Kalninis lėlys
Dutch: Ruwenzorinachtzwaluw, Ruwenzori-nachtzwaluw
Norwegian Nynorsk: Rwenzorinatteramn
Norwegian: Ruwenzorinattravn, Rwenzorinattravn
Polish: lelek stokowy
Portuguese: Noitibó-da-montanha
Portuguese (Portugal): noitibó-das-ruwenzori
Russian: Рувензорский козодой
Slovak: lelek rúbaniskový
Serbian: Leganj sa Ruvenzorija
Swedish: Bergnattskärra, ruwenzorinattskärra
Swahili: Kirukanjia wa Ruwenzori
Turkish: Ruwenzori çobanaldatanı
Ukrainian: Дрімлюга угандійський
Chinese: 鲁文夜鹰
Chinese (Traditional): 魯文卓里夜鷹

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