Large Owlet-Nightjar

The Feline Owlet-nightjar is a species of bird in the Aegothelidae family. It is found in Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montanes.

The Large Owlet-Nightjar is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

Caledonian Owlet-nightjar, is a large owlet-nightjar (a kind of bird related to swifts and goatsuckers) with vermiculated grey-brown and black plumage. It has a long, slightly rounded tail, short, rounded wings, and long, stout legs. Its voice is unknown but similar birds make churring and whistling sounds. It is much larger than the related Australian Owlet-nightjar. This bird is endemic to New Caledonia’s Melaleuca savanna and humid forests. Other members of its genus are highly territorial and nest in holes in trees. More

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“Unbelievably a large owlet-nightjar flew in front of us across a dirt road, foraging for insects on the wing, in and out of the forest canopy. In total we watched the bird for about 30 seconds before it silently disappeared,” commented Dr Ekstrom. Unfortunately intensive subsequent searches of the site during the following week provided no further sign of the bird, but Dr Ekstrom remains in little doubt as to his first sighting of the species for 118 years. More

Large Owlet-Nightjar Aegotheles insignis New Guinea Woodcock Scolopax rosenbergii Papuan Harrier Circus spilothorax Black-mantled Goshawk Accipiter melanochlamys Meyer's Goshawk Accipiter meyerianus Black-throated Honeyeater Lichenostomus subfrenatus Lesser Ground-robin Amalocichla incerta White-winged Robin Peneothello sigillatus White-eyed Robin Pachycephalopsis poliosoma Ifrit Ifrita kowaldi Lesser Melampitta Melampitta lugubris Superb Bird of Paradise Lophorina superba King-of-Saxony Bird of Paradise Pteridophora alberti Torrent-lark Grallina bruijni Island Thrush Turdus More

Order : Caprimulgiformes
Family : Aegothelidae
Genus : Aegotheles
Species : insignis
Authority : Salvadori, 1875