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Australian Owlet-Nightjar
Aegotheles cristatus (Shaw, 1790)
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Order:
  Caprimulgiformes
Family:
  Aegothelidae
Genus:
  Aegotheles

Scientific:
  Aegotheles cristatus

Citation:
  (Shaw, 1790)

Reference:
  J.voy.NewS.Wales[White] p.241,pl.

Protonym:
  Caprimulgus cristatus

Avibase ID:
  175A7534149FDC90

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/175A7534

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 555504

Geographic range:

  • Aegotheles cristatus [cristatus or major]: SE New Guinea and Australia
  • Aegotheles cristatus tasmanicus: Tasmania
Source: Clements checklist

English:
  Australian Owlet-Nightjar
Czech:
  lelčík australský
German:
  Baumschwalm
Danish:
  Australsk Uglesvale
Spanish:
  Egotelo Australiano
Finnish:
  australiankehrääjä
French:
  Égothèle d'Australie
Italian:
  Egotele australiano
Japanese (romaji):
  o-sutorariazukuyotaka
Japanese:
  オーストラリアズクヨタカ
Dutch:
  Australische Dwergnachtzwaluw
Norwegian:
  Australuglesvale
Polish:
  sownik australijski
Portuguese:
  Noitibó-coruja-australiano
Russian:
  Австралийский совиный лягушкорот
Slovak:
  lelčík závojový
Swedish:
  australisk uggleskärra
Chinese:
  澳洲裸鼻鸱


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
   Australian Owlet-Nightjar ( Aegotheles cristatus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
   Australian Owlet-Nightjar ( Aegotheles cristatus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
   Australian Owlet-Nightjar ( Aegotheles cristatus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
   Australian Owlet-Nightjar ( Aegotheles cristatus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
   Australian Owlet-Nightjar ( Aegotheles cristatus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
   Australian Owlet-Nightjar ( Aegotheles cristatus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
   Australian Owlet-Nightjar ( Aegotheles cristatus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
   Australian Owlet-nightjar ( Aegotheles cristatus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
   Australian Owlet-nightjar ( Aegotheles cristatus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
   Australian Owlet-nightjar ( Aegotheles cristatus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
   Australian Owlet-nightjar ( Aegotheles cristatus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
   Australian Owlet-nightjar ( Aegotheles cristatus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
   Australian Owlet-nightjar ( Aegotheles cristatus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
   Australian Owlet-nightjar ( Aegotheles cristatus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
   Australian Owlet-nightjar ( Aegotheles cristatus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
   Australian Owlet-nightjar ( Aegotheles cristatus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
   Australian Owlet-nightjar ( Aegotheles cristatus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
   Australian Owlet-nightjar ( Aegotheles cristatus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
   Australian Owlet-nightjar ( Aegotheles cristatus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
   Australian Owlet-nightjar ( Aegotheles cristatus) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
   Australian Owlet-nightjar ( Aegotheles cristatus) [version 1]
Christidis and Boles (2008): Systematics and Taxonomy of Australian Birds:
   Australian Owlet-Nightjar ( Aegotheles cristatus)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
   Égothèle d'Australie ( Aegotheles cristatus) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
   Égothèle d'Australie ( Aegotheles cristatus) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
   Australian Owlet-Nightjar ( Aegotheles cristatus) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
   Australian Owlet-Nightjar ( Aegotheles cristatus) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
   Australian Owlet-Nightjar ( Aegotheles cristatus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
   Australian Owlet-Nightjar ( Aegotheles cristatus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
   Australian Owlet-Nightjar ( Aegotheles cristatus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
   Australian Owlet-Nightjar ( Aegotheles cristatus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
   Australian Owlet-Nightjar ( Aegotheles cristatus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
   Australian Owlet-Nightjar ( Aegotheles cristatus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
   Australian Owlet-Nightjar ( Aegotheles cristatus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
   Australian Owlet-Nightjar ( Aegotheles cristatus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
   Australian Owlet-Nightjar ( Aegotheles cristatus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
   Australian Owlet-Nightjar ( Aegotheles cristatus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
   Australian Owlet-Nightjar ( Aegotheles cristatus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
   Australian Owlet-Nightjar ( Aegotheles cristatus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
   Australian Owlet-Nightjar ( Aegotheles cristatus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
   Australian Owlet-Nightjar ( Aegotheles cristatus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
   Australian Owlet-Nightjar ( Aegotheles cristatus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
   Australian Owlet-Nightjar ( Aegotheles cristatus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
   Australian Owlet-Nightjar ( Aegotheles cristatus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
   Australian Owlet-nightjar ( Aegotheles cristatus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
   Australian Owlet-nightjar ( Aegotheles cristatus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
   Australian Owlet-nightjar ( Aegotheles cristatus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2018:
   Australian Owlet-nightjar ( Aegotheles cristatus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
   Australian Owlet-Nightjar ( Aegotheles cristatus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
   Australian Owlet-Nightjar ( Aegotheles cristatus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
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eBird version 1.54:
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eBird version 1.55:
   Australian Owlet-Nightjar ( Aegotheles cristatus) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
   Australian Owlet-nightjar ( Aegotheles cristatus) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
   Australian Owlet-nightjar ( Aegotheles cristatus) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
   Australian Owlet-nightjar ( Aegotheles cristatus) [version 1]
eBird version 2018:
   Australian Owlet-nightjar ( Aegotheles cristatus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
   Owlet-Nightjar ( Aegotheles cristatus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
   Owlet-Nightjar ( Aegotheles cristatus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
   Australian Owlet-Nightjar ( Aegotheles cristatus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
   Australian Owlet-Nightjar ( Aegotheles cristatus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
   Australian Owlet-Nightjar ( Aegotheles cristatus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
   Australian Owlet-Nightjar ( Aegotheles cristatus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
   Australian Owlet-Nightjar ( Aegotheles cristatus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
   Australian Owlet-Nightjar ( Aegotheles cristatus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
   Australian Owlet-Nightjar ( Aegotheles cristatus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
   Australian Owlet-Nightjar ( Aegotheles cristatus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
   Australian Owlet-Nightjar ( Aegotheles cristatus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
   Australian Owlet-nightjar ( Aegotheles cristatus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
   Australian Owlet-nightjar ( Aegotheles cristatus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
   Australian Owlet-nightjar ( Aegotheles cristatus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
   Australian Owlet-nightjar ( Aegotheles cristatus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
   Australian Owlet-nightjar ( Aegotheles cristatus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
   Australian Owlet-nightjar ( Aegotheles cristatus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
   Australian Owlet-Nightjar ( Aegotheles cristatus) [version 1]
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 2.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
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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:
   Australian Owlet-nightjar ( Aegotheles cristatus) [version 1]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
   Australian Owlet-Nightjar ( Aegotheles cristatus) [version 1]
James Lee Peters:
    Aegotheles cristatus [version 1]
James Lee Peters (original):
    Aegotheles cristatus [version 1]
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
    Aegotheles cristatus [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
   Australian Owlet-Nightjar ( Aegotheles cristatus) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
   Australian Owlet-Nightjar ( Aegotheles cristatus) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
   Australian Owlet-Nightjar ( Aegotheles cristatus) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Aegotheles cristatus [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Aegotheles cristatus [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes nominal subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Aegotheles [cristatus or savesi] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Other synonyms

Catalan: Egotel australià
Czech: lelčík australský, Lelcík chocholatý
Danish: Australsk Uglesvale
German: Baumschwalm
English: Australian Owlet Nightjar, Australian Owlet-Nightjar, Crested Owlet-nightjar, Owlet nightjar, Owlet-Nightjar, Savanna Owlet-Nightjar
Spanish: Egotelo Australiano
Spanish (Spain): Egotelo Australiano
Estonian: austraalia õõnesorr
Finnish: Australiankehrääjä
French: Aegothèle d'Australie, Égothèle d’Australie, Égothèle d'Australie
Hungarian: ausztrál kuvikfecske, Kis lappantyú
Italian: Capimulgo-gufo australiano, Egotele australiano
Japanese (romaji): oasutorariazukuyotaka, o-sutorariazukuyotaka
Japanese: オアストラリアズクヨタカ, オーストラリアズクヨタカ
Scientific: Aegotheles cristatus, Aegotheles cristatus cristatus, Caprimulgus cristatus
Lithuanian: Australinis pelėdinis varliažiotis
Dutch: Australische Dwergnachtzwaluw
Norwegian: Australuglesvale
Polish: sownik australijski, Zmierzchnik australijski
Portuguese: Noitibó-coruja-australiano
Russian: австралийский совиный лягушкорот, Хохлатый совиный козодой
Slovak: Lelčík závojový
Swedish: Australisk ugglenattskärra, australisk uggleskärra
Ukrainian: Еготело австралійський
Chinese: 澳洲裸鼻鸱
Chinese (Traditional): 澳洲裸鼻鴟

 

         

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