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Indian Jungle or Grey Nightjar
Caprimulgus [indicus or jotaka] (= Caprimulgus indicus) Latham, 1790
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Order:
  Caprimulgiformes
Family:
  Caprimulgidae
Genus:
  Caprimulgus

Scientific:
  Caprimulgus indicus

Citation:
  Latham, 1790

Reference:
  IndexOrn. 2 p.588

Protonym:
  Caprimulgus indicus

Avibase ID:
  E4D158C45D343B5E

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/E4D158C4

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 177964

Geographic range:

  • Caprimulgus indicus indicus: Peninsular India south of the Himalayas
  • Caprimulgus indicus kelaarti: Sri Lanka
  • Caprimulgus jotaka jotaka: SE Siberia to e China, Japan and Korea; winters to Gr. Sundas
  • Caprimulgus jotaka hazarae: NE Pakistan to Bangladesh, s China, Myanmar and Malay Pen.
  • Caprimulgus phalaena: Palau Islands (w Caroline Islands)
Source: Clements checklist

English:
  Indian Jungle or Grey Nightjar
Czech:
  lelek indický
German:
  Dschungelnachtschwalbe
Danish:
  Asiatisk Natravn
Spanish:
  Chotacabras de Jungla
Finnish:
  harmaakehrääjä
French:
  Engoulevent de jungle ou E. jotaka
Italian:
  Succiacapre grigio
Japanese:
  yotaka
Japanese:
  ヨタカ
Dutch:
  Oerwoudnachtzwaluw
Norwegian:
  Orientnattravn
Polish:
  lelek indyjski
Portuguese:
  Noitibó-da-selva
Russian:
  Большой козодой
Slovak:
  lelek sivý
Swedish:
  Orientnattskärra
Chinese:
  普通夜鹰


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (incl. 34th suppl.):
   Jungle Nightjar ( Caprimulgus indicus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (1983):
   Jungle Nightjar ( Caprimulgus indicus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 35th suppl.):
   Jungle Nightjar ( Caprimulgus indicus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 36th suppl.):
   Jungle Nightjar ( Caprimulgus indicus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 37th suppl.):
   Jungle Nightjar ( Caprimulgus indicus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 38th suppl.):
   Jungle Nightjar ( Caprimulgus indicus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 39th suppl.):
   Jungle Nightjar ( Caprimulgus indicus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 40th suppl.):
   Jungle Nightjar ( Caprimulgus indicus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 41st suppl.):
   Jungle Nightjar ( Caprimulgus indicus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (1998):
   Jungle Nightjar ( Caprimulgus indicus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 42nd suppl.):
   Jungle Nightjar ( Caprimulgus indicus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 43rd suppl.):
   Jungle Nightjar ( Caprimulgus indicus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 44th suppl.):
   Jungle Nightjar ( Caprimulgus indicus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 45th suppl.):
   Gray Nightjar ( Caprimulgus indicus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 46th suppl.):
   Gray Nightjar ( Caprimulgus indicus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 47th suppl.):
   Gray Nightjar ( Caprimulgus indicus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 48th suppl.):
   Gray Nightjar ( Caprimulgus indicus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 49th suppl.):
   Gray Nightjar ( Caprimulgus indicus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 50th suppl.):
   Gray Nightjar ( Caprimulgus indicus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 51st suppl.):
   Gray Nightjar ( Caprimulgus indicus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 52nd suppl.):
   Gray Nightjar ( Caprimulgus indicus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 53rd suppl.):
   Gray Nightjar ( Caprimulgus indicus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 54th suppl.):
   Gray Nightjar ( Caprimulgus indicus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 55th suppl.):
   Gray Nightjar ( Caprimulgus indicus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 56th suppl.):
   Gray Nightjar ( Caprimulgus indicus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 57th suppl.):
   Gray Nightjar ( Caprimulgus indicus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 58th suppl.):
   Gray Nightjar ( Caprimulgus indicus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
   Indian Jungle or Grey Nightjar ( Caprimulgus [indicus or jotaka])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
   Indian Jungle or Grey Nightjar ( Caprimulgus [indicus or jotaka])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
   Indian Jungle or Grey Nightjar ( Caprimulgus [indicus or jotaka])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
   Indian Jungle or Grey Nightjar ( Caprimulgus [indicus or jotaka])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
   Indian Jungle or Grey Nightjar ( Caprimulgus [indicus or jotaka])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
   Indian Jungle or Grey Nightjar ( Caprimulgus [indicus or jotaka])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
   Indian Jungle or Grey Nightjar ( Caprimulgus [indicus or jotaka])
Birdlife checklist version 00:
   Grey Nightjar ( Caprimulgus indicus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
   Grey Nightjar ( Caprimulgus indicus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
   Grey Nightjar ( Caprimulgus indicus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
   Grey Nightjar ( Caprimulgus indicus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
   Grey Nightjar ( Caprimulgus indicus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
   Grey Nightjar ( Caprimulgus indicus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
   Grey Nightjar ( Caprimulgus indicus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
   Grey Nightjar ( Caprimulgus indicus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
   Grey Nightjar ( Caprimulgus indicus) [version 1]
Christidis and Boles (2008): Systematics and Taxonomy of Australian Birds:
   Grey Nightjar ( Caprimulgus indicus) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
   Engoulevent jotaka ( Caprimulgus indicus) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
   Engoulevent jotaka ( Caprimulgus indicus) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
   Gray Nightjar ( Caprimulgus indicus) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
   Gray Nightjar ( Caprimulgus indicus) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
   Jungle Nightjar ( Caprimulgus indicus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
   Jungle Nightjar ( Caprimulgus indicus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
   Jungle Nightjar ( Caprimulgus indicus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
   Jungle Nightjar ( Caprimulgus indicus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
   Jungle Nightjar ( Caprimulgus indicus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
   Jungle Nightjar ( Caprimulgus indicus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
   Gray Nightjar ( Caprimulgus indicus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
   Gray Nightjar ( Caprimulgus indicus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
   Gray Nightjar ( Caprimulgus indicus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
   Gray Nightjar ( Caprimulgus indicus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
   Gray Nightjar ( Caprimulgus indicus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
   Gray Nightjar ( Caprimulgus indicus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
   Gray Nightjar ( Caprimulgus indicus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
   Gray Nightjar ( Caprimulgus indicus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
   Gray Nightjar ( Caprimulgus indicus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
   Gray Nightjar ( Caprimulgus indicus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
   Gray Nightjar ( Caprimulgus indicus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
   Gray Nightjar ( Caprimulgus indicus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
   Gray Nightjar ( Caprimulgus indicus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
   Gray Nightjar ( Caprimulgus indicus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
   Jungle/Gray Nightjar ( Caprimulgus indicus/jotaka)
eBird version 2015:
   Jungle/Gray Nightjar ( Caprimulgus indicus/jotaka)
eBird version 2016:
   Jungle/Gray Nightjar ( Caprimulgus indicus/jotaka)
eBird version 2017:
   Jungle/Gray Nightjar ( Caprimulgus indicus/jotaka)
eBird version 2018:
   Jungle/Gray Nightjar ( Caprimulgus indicus/jotaka)
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
   Jungle Nighjar ( Caprimulgus indicus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
   Jungle Nightjar ( Caprimulgus indicus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
   Grey Nightjar ( Caprimulgus indicus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
   Grey Nightjar ( Caprimulgus indicus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
   Grey Nightjar ( Caprimulgus indicus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
   Grey Nightjar ( Caprimulgus indicus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
   Grey Nightjar ( Caprimulgus indicus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
   Grey Nightjar ( Caprimulgus indicus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
   Grey Nightjar ( Caprimulgus indicus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
   Grey Nightjar ( Caprimulgus indicus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
   Grey Nightjar ( Caprimulgus indicus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
   Grey Nightjar ( Caprimulgus indicus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
   Grey Nightjar ( Caprimulgus indicus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
   Jungle Nightjar ( Caprimulgus indicus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
   Grey Nightjar ( Caprimulgus indicus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
   Grey Nightjar ( Caprimulgus indicus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
   Grey Nightjar ( Caprimulgus indicus) [version 1]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
   Jungle Nightjar ( Caprimulgus indicus) [version 1]
Oriental Bird Club:
   Grey Nightjar ( Caprimulgus indicus) [version 1]
James Lee Peters:
    Caprimulgus indicus [version 1]
James Lee Peters (original):
    Caprimulgus indicus [version 1]
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
    Caprimulgus indicus [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
   Grey Nightjar ( Caprimulgus indicus) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
   Grey Nightjar ( Caprimulgus indicus) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
   Grey Nightjar ( Caprimulgus indicus) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Caprimulgus indicus [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: species group (sometimes a species)

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Other synonyms

Bengali: মেটে রাতচরা
Catalan: Enganyapastors de jungla
Czech: Lelek indický
Danish: Asiatisk Natravn
German: Dschungelnachtschwalbe, Dschungel-Nachtschwalbe
English: Gray Nightjar, Gray Nigthjar, Grey Nightjar, Grey Nigthjar, Indian Jungle Nightjar, Indian Jungle or Grey Nightjar, Japanese Nightjar, Jungle Nighjar, Jungle Nightjar, Jungle/Gray Nightjar
Spanish: Chotacabra del Monte, Chotacabras de Jungla
Estonian: ida-öösorr
Finnish: Harmaakehrääjä
French: Engoulevent de jungle ou E. jotaka, Engoulevent de la jungle ou E. jotaka, Engoulevent des Indes, Engoulevent indien, Engoulevent jotaka
Hungarian: dzsungel lappantyú
Indonesian: Burung Cabak Kelabu, Cabak India, Cabak Kelabu
Italian: Succiacapre della giungla, Succiacapre grigio
Japanese: bunbo-chō, janguruyotaka/yotaka, ka-sui-dori, namasu-tataki, yotaka, yo-taka, yotaka/yotaka
Japanese: カスイドリ, ジャングルヨタカ/ヨタカ, ナマスタタキ, ブンボチョウ, ヨタカ, ヨタカ/ヨタカ
Japanese (Kanji): 夜鷹, 怪鴟, 蚊吸い鳥, 蚊母鳥
Korean: 쏙독새
Korean (Transliteration): ssokdok-sae
Latin: Caprimulgicus jotaka, Caprimulgus [indicus or jotaka], Caprimulgus indicus, Caprimulgus indicus indicus, Caprimulgus indicus/jotaka
Lithuanian: Džiunglinis lėlys
Malayalam: കാട്ടു രാച്ചുക്ക്
Mongolian: Лагс эргүү бор, Лагс эргүүбор
Mongolian (Bichig): ᠯᠠᠭᠰᠠ ᠡᠷᠬᠢᠭᠦᠦ ᠪᠣᠷᠣ
Mongolian (Bichig, Inner Mongolia): ᠡᠷᠬᠢᠭᠦᠦ ᠴᠠᠬᠣᠯᠠᠢ
Mongolian (Cyrillic, Inner Mongolia): Эргүү цахлай
Mongolian (Transliteration): ergüu tsаkhlаi, lags ergüü bor, lags ergüü-bor
Malay: Burung Tukang Hutan, Burung Tukang Kelabu, Tukang Kelabu
Dutch: Jungle-nachtzwaluw, Junglenachtzwaluw/Grijze Nachtzwaluw, Oerwoudnachtzwaluw
Norwegian: Orientnattravn
Palauan: Chebacheb
Polish: lelek indyjski
Pinyin: guǐ-niǎo, pǔtōng yè-yīng, rìběn yè-yīng, tiē shù-pí, wén-mǔ-niǎo, yè yóu gē, yè-yàn, yè-yīng
Portuguese: Noitibó-da-selva
Russian: Большой козодой, Индийский козодой, Козодой большой
Slovak: lelek sivý
Swedish: Orientnattskärra, orientnattskärra/kinesisk nattskärra
Tamil: Kattu Pakki
Thai: นกกะบ้าดง, นกตบยุงภูเขา
Thai (Transliteration): nók kà-bâa doŋ, nók tòp-yuŋ pʰuu-kʰăw
Vietnamese: Chim Cú muỗi Ấn Độ, Cú muỗi ấn độ
Chinese: 印度夜鹰/普通夜鹰, 夜游鸽, 夜燕, 夜鹰, 普通夜鷹, 普通夜鹰, 蚊母鸟, 贴树皮, 鬼鸟
Chinese (Traditional): 夜燕, 夜遊鴿, 夜鷹, 日本夜鹰, 普通夜鶯, 普通夜鷹, 蚊母鳥, 貼樹皮, 鬼鳥
Chinese (Taiwan, Traditional): 日本夜鷹, 普通夜鷹
Chinese (Taiwan): 日本夜鹰, 普通夜鹰

 

         

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