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Eurasian Nightjar

Caprimulgus europaeus Linnaeus, 1758

The European Nightjar, Eurasian Nightjar or just Nightjar (Caprimulgus europaeus) is the only representative of the nightjar family of birds in most of Europe and temperate Asia. Source: Wikipedia




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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:
  D648523706523437

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/D6485237

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
Czech:
lelek lesní
German:
Ziegenmelker
Danish:
Natravn
Spanish:
Chotacabras Europeo
Finnish:
kehrääjä
French:
Engoulevent d'Europe
Icelandic:
Náttfari
Italian:
Succiacapre
Japanese:
yo-roppayotaka
Japanese:
ヨーロッパヨタカ
Dutch:
Nachtzwaluw
Norwegian:
Nattravn
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Natteramn
Polish:
lelek
Portuguese:
Noitibó da Europa
Russian:
Обыкновенный козодой
Slovak:
lelek lesný
Swedish:
nattskärra
Ukrainian:
Дрімлюга звичайний
Chinese:
欧亚夜鹰


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

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

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Afrikaans: Europese Naguil
Arabic: السبد الأوروبي, السُّبَد, السُّبَد مسهي الرعيان
Asturian: Paparrosolla
Azerbaijani: Adi keçisağan
Belarusian: Звычайны ляляк, Ляляк звычайны
Bulgarian: Европейски козодой, Козодой
Breton: An adren Europa
Catalan: Enganapastors, Enganyapastors, Enganyapastors comú
Catalan (Balears): Enganapastors
Montenegrin: leganj
Czech: Lelek lesní
Welsh: Aderyn y dröell, Aderyn-yr-eira, Brân y nos, Gafr, Gafr y gors, Gwalch y nos, Gwennol y nos, Rhodor, Troellwr, Troellwr mawr, Wil nyddwr
Danish: Natravn
German: Nachtschwalbe, Ziegenmelker, Ziegenmelker 7 Nachtschwalbe
Greek: (Ευρωπαϊκό) Γιδοβύζι, Γιδοβύζι, Νυκτοπούλλι
Greek (Cypriot): Νυκτοπούλλι
English: Common Nightjar, Eurasian Nighjar, Eurasian Nightjar, European Nightjar, European Nigthjar, Nightjar
English (India): Eurasian Nightjar (European Nightjar)
English (IOC): European Nightjar
English (Kenya): Eurasian Nightjar
Esperanto: eûropa kaprimulgo, Eŭropa kaprimulgo
Spanish: Chotacabra Gris de Europa, Chotacabras Europeo, Chotacabras Gris, Chotacbras Gris
Spanish (Spain): Chotacabras Gris
Spanish (HBW): Chotacabras europeo
Estonian: Öösorr
Basque: Enganyapastors, Zata arrunt, Zata arrunta
Persian: شبگرد معمولی
Finnish: Kehrääjä
Faroese: Náttkjarra
French: Engoulevent d’Europe, Engoulevent d'Europe, Engulevent d'Europe
Irish: Tuirne Lín, Túirne lín
Gaelic: Sgraicheag Oidhche
Galician: Avenoiteira cincenta, Enganyapastors, noiteboa cincenta
Manx: Screeaghag oie, Ushag ny Hoie
Hebrew: תחמס אירופאי, תחמס אירופי
Croatian: Leganj, Leganj mračnjak
Hungarian: Lappantyú
Armenian: [Sovorakan Aytskit ], Այծկի , Այծկիթ, Սովորական Այծկիթ
Icelandic: Náttfari
Italian: Succiacapre, Succiacapre eurasiatico, Succiacapre europeo
Japanese: yoaroppayotaka, yōroppa yo-taka, yo-roppayotaka, Youroppa yo-taka
Japanese: ヨアロッパヨタカ, ヨーロッパヨタカ
Japanese (Kanji): ヨーロッパ夜鷹 ~ ヨーロッパ蚊母鳥 ~ ヨーロッパ怪鴟
Georgian: უფეხურა, ჩვეულებრივი ბოლოკარკაზი, ჩვეულებრივი უფეხურა
Khakas: Алартха, Алығ хартыға, хайлачан хус
Kazakh: Кәдімгі тентекқұс
Kazakh (Transliteration): kädimgi tentek-qus
Cornish: Troyller
Kwangali: Rumbamba
Scientific: Caprimulgus europaeus, Caprimulgus europaeus europaeus
Luxembourgish: Fléimouk
Lithuanian: Europinis lėlys, Lelys, Lėlys, Naktinyčia
Latvian: Lēcis, Lēlis, Lēpis, Vakarlēpis
Macedonian: Козарец, козодој, Ноќна ластовица
Mongolian: Өрнийн эргүүбор, Эргүү бор
Mongolian (Bichig): ᠦᠷᠦᠨ᠎ᠡ ᠵᠢᠨ ᠡᠷᠬᠢᠭᠦᠦ ᠪᠣᠷᠣ
Mongolian (Bichig, Inner Mongolia): ᠡᠷᠬᠢᠭᠦᠦ ᠪᠣᠷᠣ
Mongolian (Transliteration): ergüü bor, örniŋ ergüü-bor
Moldavian: Caprimulg
Maltese: Buqrajq
Dutch: Nachtzwaluw
Norwegian Nynorsk: Natteramn
Norwegian: Kveldknarr, Nattravn
Polish: lelek, lelek (zwyczajny), Lelek kozodój, Lelek zwyczajny, Wlochatka, Włochatka
Pinyin: ōu yè-yīng, ōu-yà yè-yīng
Portuguese: Noitibó, Noitibó da Europa, Noitibó-cinzento, Noitibó-da-europa
Portuguese (Portugal): Noitibó-cinzento
Romansh: Chavret
Romanian: Caprimulg
Russian: Obyknovenny Kozodoy, Козодой, Козодой обыкновенный, Обыкновенный козодой, Обыкновенный козодой - Козодой
Scots: Sgraicheag oidhche
Sindhi: ٙجڂ ىَ ډٮم ڃًي
Slovak: lelek lesný, lelek lesný/lelek obyčajný, Lelek obyčajný
Slovenian: legen, podhujka
Shona: Datiwa
Albanian: Cingërrimi i natës, Dallëndyshe nate, Dallëndyshe natë
Serbian: kozodoj, leganj, leganj mracnjak, leganj mračnjak, Prileguša, Козодоj, Козодој, Легањ, Легањj, Помракуша, Прилегуса, Прилегуша
Sotho, Southern: Semanama
Swedish: Nattskärra
Swahili: Kirukanjia wa Ulaya
Tswana: Leubauba
Turkish: Çobanaldatan, Кәдімгі тентекқұс
Tsonga: Mahulwana
Tuvinian: Аза кужу, докпак чаак, кыргырааш, Өшку-саар
Ukrainian: Дрімлюга, Дрімлюга звичайний
Xhosa: Udebeza
Chinese: [Ou ye-ying], [Ou-ya ye-ying], [Ouzhou ye-ying], 欧亚夜鹰, 欧夜鹰, 欧洲夜鹰
Chinese (Traditional): 歐亞夜鶯, 歐夜鶯, 歐夜鷹
Zulu: uZavolo

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