European Nightjar

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European Nightjar
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Calls of a male bird, Surrey, England
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Superorder: Strisores
Order: Caprimulgiformes
Genus: Caprimulgus
Species: C. europaeus
Binomial name
Caprimulgus europaeus
Range of C. europaeus     Breeding      Passage      Non-breeding
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Other common names Common Nightjar, Eurasian Nightjar, or just Nightjar

European Nighjar, Caprimulgus europaeus is a species of nightjar found in Eurasia in summer and Africa in winter.

Similar species[edit]






  • Northern Eurasian Nightjar, Caprimulgus europaeus europaeus: N and c Europe to n Asia and L. Baikal area; winters to Africa
  • Southern Eurasian Nightjar, Caprimulgus europaeus meridionalis: Mediterranean basin to nw Iran and Caspian Sea
  • Eastern Eurasian Nightjar, Caprimulgus europaeus unwini: Iraq and Iran to w Tien Shan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan
  • Caspian Eurasian Nightjar, Caprimulgus europaeus sarudnyi: E side of Caspian Sea (Kazakhstan) to Altai Mountains
  • Sand-coloured Eurasian Nightjar, Caprimulgus europaeus plumipes: NW China to w Mongolia
  • Dementiev's Eurasian Nightjar, Caprimulgus europaeus dementievi: NE Mongolia and s Transbaikalia


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Caprimulgus europaeus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2012. Retrieved 26 November 2013.

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File:Paw 1.png This article is part of Project Aves, a All Birds project that aims to write comprehensive articles on each bird, including made-up species.
This article is part of Project Caprimulgiformes/Caprimulgidae, a All Birds project that aims to write comprehensive articles on each nightjar, including made-up species.