Freckled Nightjar

Caprimulgus tristigma - Engoulevent pointillé

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Caprimulgiformes

  • Family
    :

    Caprimulgidés

  • Genus
    :

    Caprimulgus

  • Species
    :

    tristigma

Descriptor

Rüppell, 1840

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 28 cm
  • Wingspan
    : -
  • Weight
    : 69 à 100 g
Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Freckled Nightjar (Caprimulgus tristigma) is a species of bird in the Caprimulgidae family.

Subspecific information 5 Subspecies

  • Caprimulgus tristigma sharpei (Senegal to c Central African Republic)
  • Caprimulgus tristigma pallidogriseus (Nigeria)
  • Caprimulgus tristigma tristigma (s Sudan and Ethiopia to ne DRCongo and n Tanzania)
  • Caprimulgus tristigma granosus (se DRCongo to s Tanzania and e South Africa)
  • Caprimulgus tristigma lentiginosus (Angola to w South Africa)

Foreign names

  • Engoulevent pointillé,
  • Chotacabras Pecoso,
  • Noitibó-sardento,
  • Fleckennachtschwalbe,
  • foltos lappantyú,
  • Rotsnachtzwaluw,
  • Succiacapre lentigginoso,
  • Pricknattskärra,
  • Fregnenattravn,
  • lelek skalný,
  • lelek tečkovaný,
  • Rødvinget Natravn,
  • pisamakehrääjä,
  • Donkernaguil,
  • enganyapastors pigallat,
  • lelek skalny,
  • Пятнистый козодой,
  • ゴマフヨタカ,
  • 雀斑夜鹰,
  • 雀斑夜鷹,

Voice song and cries

Habitat

Savanna : Dry ; Shrubland : Mediterranean-type Shrubby Vegetation ; Grassland : Subtropical/Tropical High Altitude ; Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) : ; Artificial/Terrestrial : Urban Areas

Geographic range

Other sources of interest

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