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Eurasian Nightjar (plumipes, syn. centralasicus)

Caprimulgus europaeus plumipes (centralasicus) (= Caprimulgus europaeus centralasicus) Vaurie, C 1960

The European nightjar, common goatsucker, Eurasian nightjar or just nightjar, is a crepuscular and nocturnal bird in the nightjar family that breeds across most of Europe and the Palearctic to Mongolia and Northwestern China. The Latin generic name refers to the old myth that the nocturnal nightjar suckled goats, causing them to cease to give milk. The six subspecies differ clinally, the birds becoming smaller and paler towards the east of the range. All populations are migratory, wintering in sub-Saharan Africa. Their densely patterned grey and brown plumage makes individuals difficult to see in the daytime when they rest on the ground or perch motionless along a branch, although the male shows white patches in the wings and tail as he flies at night. Source: Wikipedia

Classification
Order:
  Caprimulgiformes
Family:
  Caprimulgidae
Genus:
   Caprimulgus
Scientific:
  Caprimulgus europaeus centralasicus


Original description

Citation:
  Vaurie, C 1960

Reference:
   Amer. Mus. Novit. no.1985 p.1

Protonym:
  Caprimulgus centralasicus

Link:
  https://digitallibrary.amnh.org/handle/2246/5370/


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  0BC7890EF2AC9206

Avibase ID:
  avibase-0BC7890E

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/0BC7890E


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 555574


DATA DEFICIENT

English:
Eurasian Nightjar (plumipes, syn. centralasicus)
French:
Engoulevent d'Europe (plumipes, syn. centralasicus)


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Eurasian Nightjar (plumipes, syn. centralasicus) ( Caprimulgus europaeus plumipes (centralasicus))
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Vaurie's Nightjar ( Caprimulgus centralasicus) [version 2]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Vaurie's Nightjar ( Caprimulgus centralasicus) [version 2]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Vaurie's Nightjar ( Caprimulgus centralasicus) [version 2]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Vaurie's Nightjar ( Caprimulgus centralasicus) [version 2]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Vaurie's Nightjar ( Caprimulgus centralasicus) [version 2]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Vaurie's Nightjar ( Caprimulgus centralasicus) [version 2]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Vaurie's Nightjar ( Caprimulgus centralasicus) [version 2]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Vaurie's Nightjar ( Caprimulgus centralasicus) [version 2]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Vaurie's Nightjar ( Caprimulgus centralasicus) [version 2]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
Vaurie's Nightjar ( Caprimulgus centralasicus) [version 2]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
Vaurie's Nightjar ( Caprimulgus centralasicus) [version 2]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
Vaurie's Nightjar ( Caprimulgus centralasicus) [version 2]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
Vaurie's Nightjar ( Caprimulgus centralasicus) [version 2]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
Vaurie's Nightjar ( Caprimulgus centralasicus) [version 2]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
Vaurie's Nightjar ( Caprimulgus centralasicus) [version 2]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
Vaurie's Nightjar ( Caprimulgus centralasicus) [version 2]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
Vaurie's Nightjar ( Caprimulgus centralasicus) [version 2]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Vaurie's Nightjar ( Caprimulgus centralasicus) [version 2]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Vaurie's Nightjar ( Caprimulgus centralasicus) [version 2]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Vaurie's Nightjar ( Caprimulgus centralasicus) [version 2]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Vaurie's Nightjar ( Caprimulgus centralasicus) [version 2]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Vaurie's Nightjar ( Caprimulgus centralasicus) [version 2]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Vaurie's Nightjar ( Caprimulgus centralasicus) [version 2]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
Vaurie's Nightjar ( Caprimulgus centralasicus) [version 2]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
Vaurie's Nightjar ( Caprimulgus centralasicus) [version 2]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
Vaurie's Nightjar ( Caprimulgus centralasicus) [version 2]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6b (Jul 2022):
Vaurie's Nightjar ( Caprimulgus centralasicus) [version 2]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Engoulevent de Vaurie ( Caprimulgus centralasicus) [version 2]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Engoulevent de Vaurie ( Caprimulgus centralasicus) [version 2]
Clements 3rd edition:
Vaurie's Nightjar ( Caprimulgus centralasicus) [version 2]
Clements 4th edition:
Vaurie's Nightjar ( Caprimulgus centralasicus) [version 2]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Vaurie's Nightjar ( Caprimulgus centralasicus) [version 2]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Vaurie's Nightjar ( Caprimulgus centralasicus) [version 2]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Vaurie's Nightjar ( Caprimulgus centralasicus) [version 2]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
Vaurie's Nightjar ( Caprimulgus centralasicus) [version 2]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
Vaurie's Nightjar ( Caprimulgus centralasicus) [version 2]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
Vaurie's Nightjar ( Caprimulgus centralasicus) [version 2]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
Vaurie's Nightjar ( Caprimulgus centralasicus) [version 2]
Clements 6th edition:
Vaurie's Nightjar ( Caprimulgus centralasicus) [version 2]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Vaurie's Nightjar ( Caprimulgus centralasicus) [version 2]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Vaurie's Nightjar ( Caprimulgus centralasicus) [version 2]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
Vaurie's Nightjar ( Caprimulgus centralasicus) [version 2]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
Vaurie's Nightjar ( Caprimulgus centralasicus) [version 2]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Vaurie's Nightjar ( Caprimulgus centralasicus) [version 2]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Vaurie's Nightjar ( Caprimulgus centralasicus) [version 2]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Vaurie's Nightjar ( Caprimulgus centralasicus) [version 2]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Vaurie's Nightjar ( Caprimulgus centralasicus) [version 2]
Clements, version 2015:
Vaurie's Nightjar ( Caprimulgus centralasicus) [version 2]
Clements, version 2016:
Vaurie's Nightjar ( Caprimulgus centralasicus) [version 2]
Clements, version 2017:
Vaurie's Nightjar ( Caprimulgus centralasicus) [version 2]
Clements, version 2018:
Vaurie's Nightjar ( Caprimulgus centralasicus) [version 2]
Clements, version 2019:
Vaurie's Nightjar ( Caprimulgus centralasicus) [version 2]
eBird version 1.50:
Vaurie's Nightjar ( Caprimulgus centralasicus) [version 2]
eBird version 1.52:
Vaurie's Nightjar ( Caprimulgus centralasicus) [version 2]
eBird version 1.53:
Vaurie's Nightjar ( Caprimulgus centralasicus) [version 2]
eBird version 1.54:
Vaurie's Nightjar ( Caprimulgus centralasicus) [version 2]
eBird version 1.55:
Vaurie's Nightjar ( Caprimulgus centralasicus) [version 2]
eBird version 2015:
Vaurie's Nightjar ( Caprimulgus centralasicus) [version 2]
eBird version 2016:
Vaurie's Nightjar ( Caprimulgus centralasicus) [version 2]
eBird version 2017:
Vaurie's Nightjar ( Caprimulgus centralasicus) [version 2]
eBird version 2018:
Vaurie's Nightjar ( Caprimulgus centralasicus) [version 2]
eBird version 2019:
Vaurie's Nightjar ( Caprimulgus centralasicus) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Vaurie's Nightjar ( Caprimulgus centralasicus) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
Vaurie's Nightjar ( Caprimulgus centralasicus) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Vaurie's Nightjar ( Caprimulgus centralasicus) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Vaurie's Nightjar ( Caprimulgus centralasicus) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Vaurie's Nightjar ( Caprimulgus centralasicus) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Vaurie's Nightjar ( Caprimulgus centralasicus) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Vaurie's Nightjar ( Caprimulgus centralasicus) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Vaurie's Nightjar ( Caprimulgus centralasicus) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Vaurie's Nightjar ( Caprimulgus centralasicus) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Vaurie's Nightjar ( Caprimulgus centralasicus) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Vaurie's Nightjar ( Caprimulgus centralasicus) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Vaurie's Nightjar ( Caprimulgus centralasicus) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Vaurie's Nightjar ( Caprimulgus centralasicus) [version 2]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Vaurie's Nightjar ( Caprimulgus centralasicus) [version 2]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Vaurie's Nightjar ( Caprimulgus centralasicus) [version 2]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Vaurie's Nightjar ( Caprimulgus centralasicus) [version 2]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Vaurie's Nightjar ( Caprimulgus centralasicus) [version 2]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Vaurie's Nightjar ( Caprimulgus centralasicus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
Vaurie's Nightjar ( Caprimulgus centralasicus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
Vaurie's Nightjar ( Caprimulgus centralasicus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
Vaurie's Nightjar ( Caprimulgus centralasicus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
Vaurie's Nightjar ( Caprimulgus centralasicus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
Vaurie's Nightjar ( Caprimulgus centralasicus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
Vaurie's Nightjar ( Caprimulgus centralasicus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
Vaurie's Nightjar ( Caprimulgus centralasicus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
Vaurie's Nightjar ( Caprimulgus centralasicus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
Vaurie's Nightjar ( Caprimulgus centralasicus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
Vaurie's Nightjar ( Caprimulgus centralasicus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
Vaurie's Nightjar ( Caprimulgus centralasicus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
Vaurie's Nightjar ( Caprimulgus centralasicus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
Vaurie's Nightjar ( Caprimulgus centralasicus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
Vaurie's Nightjar ( Caprimulgus centralasicus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
Vaurie's Nightjar ( Caprimulgus centralasicus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
Vaurie's Nightjar ( Caprimulgus centralasicus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
Vaurie's Nightjar ( Caprimulgus centralasicus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
Vaurie's Nightjar ( Caprimulgus centralasicus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
Vaurie's Nightjar ( Caprimulgus centralasicus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
Vaurie's Nightjar ( Caprimulgus centralasicus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
Vaurie's Nightjar ( Caprimulgus centralasicus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
Vaurie's Nightjar ( Caprimulgus centralasicus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
Vaurie's Nightjar ( Caprimulgus centralasicus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
Vaurie's Nightjar ( Caprimulgus centralasicus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
Vaurie's Nightjar ( Caprimulgus centralasicus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
Vaurie's Nightjar ( Caprimulgus centralasicus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
Vaurie's Nightjar ( Caprimulgus centralasicus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
Vaurie's Nightjar ( Caprimulgus centralasicus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
Vaurie's Nightjar ( Caprimulgus centralasicus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
Vaurie's Nightjar ( Caprimulgus centralasicus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
Vaurie's Nightjar ( Caprimulgus centralasicus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
Vaurie's Nightjar ( Caprimulgus centralasicus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
Vaurie's Nightjar ( Caprimulgus centralasicus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
Vaurie's Nightjar ( Caprimulgus centralasicus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
Vaurie's Nightjar ( Caprimulgus centralasicus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
Vaurie's Nightjar ( Caprimulgus centralasicus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
Vaurie's Nightjar ( Caprimulgus centralasicus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
Vaurie's Nightjar ( Caprimulgus centralasicus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
Vaurie's Nightjar ( Caprimulgus centralasicus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Vaurie's Nightjar ( Caprimulgus centralasicus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
Vaurie's Nightjar ( Caprimulgus centralasicus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
Vaurie's Nightjar ( Caprimulgus centralasicus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
Vaurie's Nightjar ( Caprimulgus centralasicus) [version 2]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Vaurie's Nightjar ( Caprimulgus centralasicus) [version 2]
Oriental Bird Club:
Vaurie's Nightjar ( Caprimulgus centralasicus) [version 2]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Vaurie's Nightjar ( Caprimulgus centralasicus) [version 2]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Vaurie's Nightjar ( Caprimulgus centralasicus) [version 2]
Sibley and Monroe, Birds of the World Version 2.0:
Vaurie's Nightjar ( Caprimulgus centralasicus) [version 2]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
Vaurie's Nightjar ( Caprimulgus centralasicus) [version 2]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Caprimulgus centralasicus [version 2]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Caprimulgus centralasicus [version 2]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: junior synonym (sometimes a subspecies)

This taxon is a subspecies of Caprimulgus europaeus plumipes

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Other synonyms

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Catalan: Enganyapastors de Vaurie
Czech: Lelek stredoasijský, lelek středoasijský
Welsh: Troellwr Vaurie
Danish: Sinkiangnatravn
German: Sinkiangnachtschwalbe, Vaurienachtschwalbe, Vaurie-Nachtschwalbe
English: Chinese Nightjar, Eurasian Nightjar (plumipes, syn. centralasicus), Eurasian Nightjar (Vaurie's), Vaurie's Nightjar, Xinjiang Nightjar
English, HBW: Vaurie's Nightjar
English (IOC): Vaurie's Nightjar
English (United States): Vaurie's Nightjar
Esperanto: Centralazia kaprimulgo, Centrazia kaprimulgo
Spanish: Chotacabra de Vaurie, Chotacabras de Vaurie
Spanish (Spain): Chotacabras de Vaurie
Spanish (HBW): Vaurie's Nightjar
Estonian: uiguuri öösorr
Finnish: Kiinankehrääjä
French: Engoulevent de Vaurie, Engoulevent d'Europe (centralasicus), Engoulevent d'Europe (plumipes, syn. centralasicus)
Irish: Tuirne áiseach
Galician: Noiteboa de Vaurie
Croatian: taklamakanski leganj
Hungarian: tárimi lappantyú
Italian: Succiacapre di Vaurie
Japanese (romaji): ¥ôxo-ri-yotaka, voariayotaka, vo-ri-yotaka
Japanese: ヴォアリアヨタカ, ヴォーリーヨタカ
Scientific: Caprimulgus centralasicus, Caprimulgus europaeus centralasicus, Caprimulgus europaeus plumipes (centralasicus)
Lithuanian: Azijinis lėlys
Latvian: Siņdzjanas vakarlēpis
Dutch: Vaurie-nachtzwaluw, Vauries Nachtzwaluw, Vaurie's Nachtzwaluw
Norwegian Nynorsk: Tarimnatteramn
Norwegian: Tarimnattravn
Polish: lelek chinski, lelek chiński
Portuguese: Noitibó-de-vaurie
Rhaeto-Romance: Chavret da Vaurie
Russian: Центральноазиатский козодой
Slovak: lelek pieskový
Slovenian: Srednjeazijska podhujka
Swedish: Tarimnattskärra
Turkish: Vaurie çobanaldatanı
Ukrainian: Дрімлюга китайський
Chinese: 中亚夜鹰
Chinese (Traditional): 中亞夜鷹

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