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Abyssinian Nightjar

Caprimulgus poliocephalus Rüppell, WPES 1840

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




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


Original description

Citation:
  Rüppell, WPES 1840

Reference:
   Neue Wirbelth. Fauna Abyss. Vög.

Protonym:
  Caprimulgus poliocephalus

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/37140194


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  FB96690D625A7515

Avibase ID:
  avibase-FB96690D

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/FB96690D


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 555586

Geographic range:

  • Caprimulgus poliocephalus poliocephalus: SW Saudi Arabia to Ethiopia, ne Uganda and n Tanzania
  • 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
Catalan:
Enganyapastors d'Etiòpia
Czech:
lelek etiopský
Danish:
Etiopisk Natravn
German:
Höhennachtschwalbe
Spanish:
Chotacabras montano
Finnish:
abessiniankehrääjä
French:
Engoulevent d'Abyssinie
Croatian:
planinski leganj
Hungarian:
szürkefejű lappantyú
Italian:
Succiacapre d'Abissinia
Japanese (romaji):
abishiniayotaka
Japanese:
アビシニアヨタカ
Lithuanian:
Abisininis lėlys
Dutch:
Ethiopische Nachtzwaluw
Norwegian:
Fjellnattravn
Polish:
lelek górski
Portuguese:
noitibó-montes
Russian:
Абиссинский козодой
Slovak:
lelek horský
Serbian:
Abisinski leganj
Swedish:
bergnattskärra
Ukrainian:
Дрімлюга гірський
Chinese:
灰头夜鹰
Chinese (Traditional):
灰頭山夜鷹


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Abyssinian Nightjar ( Caprimulgus poliocephalus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Abyssinian or Ruwenzori Nightjar ( Caprimulgus [poliocephalus or ruwenzorii])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Abyssinian or Ruwenzori Nightjar ( Caprimulgus [poliocephalus or ruwenzorii])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Abyssinian or Ruwenzori Nightjar ( Caprimulgus [poliocephalus or ruwenzorii])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Abyssinian or Ruwenzori Nightjar ( Caprimulgus [poliocephalus or ruwenzorii])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Abyssinian or Ruwenzori Nightjar ( Caprimulgus [poliocephalus or ruwenzorii])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Abyssinian or Ruwenzori Nightjar ( Caprimulgus [poliocephalus or ruwenzorii])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Abyssinian or Ruwenzori Nightjar ( Caprimulgus [poliocephalus or ruwenzorii])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Abyssinian or Ruwenzori Nightjar ( Caprimulgus [poliocephalus or ruwenzorii])
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Montane Nightjar ( Caprimulgus poliocephalus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Montane Nightjar ( Caprimulgus poliocephalus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Montane Nightjar ( Caprimulgus poliocephalus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Montane Nightjar ( Caprimulgus poliocephalus) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Montane Nightjar ( Caprimulgus poliocephalus) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Montane Nightjar ( Caprimulgus poliocephalus) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
Montane Nightjar ( Caprimulgus poliocephalus) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
Montane Nightjar ( Caprimulgus poliocephalus) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
Montane Nightjar ( Caprimulgus poliocephalus) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
Abyssinian Nightjar ( Caprimulgus poliocephalus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Montane Nightjar ( Caprimulgus poliocephalus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Montane Nightjar ( Caprimulgus poliocephalus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Montane Nightjar ( Caprimulgus poliocephalus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Montane Nightjar ( Caprimulgus poliocephalus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Montane Nightjar ( Caprimulgus poliocephalus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Montane Nightjar ( Caprimulgus poliocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
Montane Nightjar ( Caprimulgus poliocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
Montane Nightjar ( Caprimulgus poliocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Montane Nightjar ( Caprimulgus poliocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
Montane Nightjar ( Caprimulgus poliocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
Montane Nightjar ( Caprimulgus poliocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
Montane Nightjar ( Caprimulgus poliocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
Montane Nightjar ( Caprimulgus poliocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
Montane Nightjar ( Caprimulgus poliocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
Montane Nightjar ( Caprimulgus poliocephalus) [version 1]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Abyssinian Nightjar ( Caprimulgus poliocephalus) [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds:
Caprimulgus poliocephalus [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (original):
Caprimulgus poliocephalus [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (2nd edition):
Caprimulgus poliocephalus [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe, Birds of the World Version 2.0:
Montane Nightjar ( Caprimulgus poliocephalus) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
Montane Nightjar ( Caprimulgus poliocephalus) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.02:
Montane Nightjar ( Caprimulgus poliocephalus) [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Other synonyms

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Belarusian: Горны ляляк
Bulgarian: Абисински козодой
Catalan: Enganyapastors d'Etiòpia
Czech: Lelek etiopský
Welsh: Troellwr Abysinia
Danish: Etiopisk Natravn
German: Höhennachtschwalbe
Greek: Βoυvoγιδoβύζι
English: Abyssinian Nightjar, Abyssinian or Ruwenzori Nightjar, Montane Nightjar
Esperanto: Abisena kaprimulgo
Spanish: Chotacabras Abisinio, Chotacabras montano
Estonian: mägi-öösorr
Finnish: Abessiniankehrääjä
French: Engoulevent d’Abyssinie, Engoulevent d'Abyssinie, Engoulevent d'Abyssinie ou E. du Ruwenzori, Engoulevent d'Abyssinie ou E. du Rwenzori
Frisian: Etiopyske deislieper
Irish: Tuirne Aibisíneach
Galician: Noiteboa abisinia
Croatian: planinski leganj
Hungarian: szürkefejű lappantyú
Italian: Succiacapre d'Abissinia, Succiacapre dell'Abissinia
Japanese (romaji): abishiniayotaka
Japanese: アビシニアヨタカ
Scientific: Caprimulgus [poliocephalus or ruwenzorii], Caprimulgus poliocephalus
Lithuanian: Abisininis lėlys
Latvian: Abesīnijas vakarlēpis
Dutch: Ethiopische Nachtzwaluw
Norwegian: Fjellnattravn
Polish: lelek górski
Portuguese: Noitibo montes, noitibó-montes, Noitibó-montês
Romanian: Caprimulg de Abisinia
Russian: Абиссинский козодой
Slovak: Lelek horský
Slovenian: Abesinska podhujka
Serbian: Abisinski leganj
Swedish: Bergnattskärra, Etiopisk nattskärra
Swahili: Kirukanjia-mlima
Turkish: Dağ Çobanaldatanı
Ukrainian: Дрімлюга гірський
Chinese: 灰头夜鹰
Chinese (Traditional): 灰頭山夜鷹

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