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Indian Jungle or Grey Nightjar

Caprimulgus [indicus or jotaka] (= Caprimulgus indicus) Latham, J 1790

The jungle nightjar is a species of nightjar found in the Indian Subcontinent. It is found mainly on the edge of forests where it is seen or heard at dusk. The taxonomy of this and related nightjars is complex and a range of treatments have been followed that cover this and several other nightjars in the Asian region. It was formerly called the grey nightjar or Indian jungle nightjar and sometimes included the East Asian grey nightjar as a subspecies. Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Caprimulgiformes
Family:
  Caprimulgidae
Genus:
   Caprimulgus
Scientific:
  Caprimulgus indicus


Original description

Citation:
  Latham, J 1790

Reference:
   Index Orn. 2 p.588

Protonym:
  Caprimulgus indicus

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/53510013


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  E4D158C45D343B5E

Avibase ID:
  avibase-E4D158C4

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)
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English:
Indian Jungle or Grey Nightjar
German:
Dschungel-/Graunachtschwalbe
Spanish:
Chotacabras de Jungla/Jotaka
Spanish (Spain):
Chotacabras de jungla/jotaka
French:
Engoulevent de jungle ou E. jotaka
Japanese (romaji):
janguruyotaka/yotaka
Japanese:
ジャングルヨタカ/ヨタカ
Dutch:
Junglenachtzwaluw/Grijze Nachtzwaluw
Norwegian:
indianattravn/orientnattravn
Polish:
lelek indyjski/mandżurski
Russian:
Джунглевый/Большой козодой
Slovak:
lelek sivý/jotaka
Serbian:
Prašumski leganj/sivi leganj
Swedish:
orientnattskärra/kinesisk nattskärra
Chinese:
印度夜鹰/普通夜鹰
Chinese (Traditional):
印度夜鹰/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' Society 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])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Indian Jungle or Grey Nightjar ( Caprimulgus [indicus or jotaka])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
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)
eBird version 2019:
Jungle/Gray Nightjar ( Caprimulgus indicus/jotaka)
eBird version 2021:
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]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds:
Caprimulgus indicus [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (original):
Caprimulgus indicus [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (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, Birds of the World Version 2.0:
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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Bengali: মেটে রাতচরা
Catalan: Enganyapastors de jungla
Czech: Lelek indický
Danish: Asiatisk Natravn
German: Dschungel-/Graunachtschwalbe, 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
English, HBW: Jungle/Grey Nightjar
English (IOC): Jungle/Grey Nightjar
English (United States): Jungle/Gray Nightjar
Esperanto: Ĝangala kaprimulgo
Spanish: Chotacabra del Monte, Chotacabras de Jungla, Chotacabras de Jungla/Jotaka
Spanish (Spain): Chotacabras de jungla/jotaka
Spanish (HBW): Jungle/Gray Nightjar
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 (romaji): 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
Scientific: Caprimulgicus jotaka, Caprimulgus [indicus or jotaka], Caprimulgus indicus, Caprimulgus indicus indicus, Caprimulgus indicus/jotaka, Caprimulgus jotaka, Caprimulgus jotaka 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: indianattravn/orientnattravn, Orientnattravn
Palauan: Chebacheb
Polish: lelek indyjski, lelek indyjski/mandżurski
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
Portuguese (Portugal): noitibó-da-selva/noitibó-cinzento
Russian: Большой козодой, Джунглевый/Большой козодой, Индийский козодой, Козодой большой
Sinhalese (Transliteration): Alu Bimbassa
Slovak: lelek sivý, lelek sivý/jotaka
Serbian: Prašumski leganj/sivi leganj
Swedish: Orientnattskärra, orientnattskärra/kinesisk nattskärra
Tamil: Kattu Pakki
Thai: นกกะบ้าดง, นกตบยุงภูเขา
Thai (Transliteration): nók kà-bâa doŋ, nók tòp-yuŋ pʰuu-kʰăw
Turkish: Doğu/gri çobanaldatan
Ukrainian: Дрімлюга великий
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): 印度夜鹰/普通夜鹰, 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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