Square-tailed Nightjar

Caprimulgus fossii - Engoulevent du Mozambique

Engoulevent du Mozambique
♂ adult
Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Caprimulgiformes

  • Family
    :

    Caprimulgidés

  • Genus
    :

    Caprimulgus

  • Species
    :

    fossii

Descriptor

Hartlaub, 1857

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 24 cm
  • Wingspan
    : -
  • Weight
    : 47 à 77 g
Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Square-tailed Nightjar (Caprimulgus fossii) is a species of bird in the Caprimulgidae family.

Subspecific information 3 Subspecies

  • Caprimulgus fossii fossii (Gabon and sw Congo)
  • Caprimulgus fossii welwitschii (s DRCongo and n Namibia to s Tanzania and e, ne South Africa)
  • Caprimulgus fossii griseoplurus (w Botswana and n South Africa)

Foreign names

  • Engoulevent du Mozambique,
  • Chotacabras de Fosse,
  • Noitibó de Moçambique,
  • Welwitschnachtschwalbe,
  • mozambiki lappantyú,
  • Gabonnachtzwaluw,
  • Succiacapre codaquadra,
  • Angolanattskärra,
  • Bantunattravn,
  • lelek družný,
  • lelek gabonský,
  • Afrotropisk Natravn,
  • gaboninkehrääjä,
  • Laeveldnaguil,
  • enganyapastors de Fosse,
  • lelek klinosterny,
  • Габонский козодой,
  • ガボンヨタカ,
  • 方尾夜鹰,
  • 方尾夜鷹,

Voice song and cries

Habitat

Savanna : Dry ; Grassland : Subtropical/Tropical Dry ; Wetlands (inland) : Permanent Freshwater Marshes/Pools (under 8ha), Seasonal/Intermittent Freshwater Marshes/Pools (under 8ha) ; Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) :

Geographic range

Illustration

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