European Nightjar

Caprimulgus europaeus - Engoulevent d'Europe

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Caprimulgiformes

  • Family
    :

    Caprimulgidés

  • Genus
    :

    Caprimulgus

  • Species
    :

    europaeus

Descriptor

Linnaeus, 1758

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 28 cm
  • Wingspan
    : 54 à 60 cm.
  • Weight
    : 67 à 100 g
Longevity

8 years

Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

European Nightjar (Caprimulgus europaeus) is a species of bird in the Caprimulgidae family.

Subspecific information 6 Subspecies

  • Caprimulgus europaeus europaeus (c and n Europe to c, n and sc Siberia)
  • Caprimulgus europaeus meridionalis (s Europe and n Africa to the Caucasus and nw Iran)
  • Caprimulgus europaeus sarudnyi (Kazakhstan and w Siberia)
  • Caprimulgus europaeus unwini (Iraq and Iran to Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan)
  • Caprimulgus europaeus plumipes (nw China to w and s Mongolia)
  • Caprimulgus europaeus dementievi (ne Mongolia to sc Siberia)

Foreign names

  • Engoulevent d'Europe,
  • Chotacabras Europeo,
  • Noitibó da Europa,
  • Ziegenmelker,
  • Lappantyú,
  • Nachtzwaluw,
  • Succiacapre eurasiatico,
  • Nattskärra,
  • Nattravn,
  • lelek lesný,
  • lelek lesní,
  • Natravn,
  • kehrääjä,
  • Europese Naguil,
  • enganyapastors comú,
  • Náttfari,
  • lelek (zwyczajny),
  • vakarlēpis,
  • podhujka,
  • Обыкновенный козодой,
  • ヨーロッパヨタカ,
  • 欧亚夜鹰,
  • 歐夜鷹,

Voice song and cries

Engoulevent d'Europe
adult

Habitat

Forest : Temperate, Subtropical/Tropical Dry ; Shrubland : Temperate, Mediterranean-type Shrubby Vegetation ; Grassland : Temperate, Subtropical/Tropical Dry

Geographic range

Illustration

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