Egyptian Nightjar

Open desert with a few trees or bushes are the haunts of this crepuscular nightjar. It flies at dusk, most often at sundown, with an easy, silent moth-like flight; its strong and deliberate wingbeats alternate with sweeps and wheels with motionless wings.

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

For the purposes of our bird news services, Egyptian Nightjar is classed as Mega: species which have not yet occurred in the British Isles or are exceedingly rare, or are otherwise highly desirable. More

The Egyptian Nightjar, Caprimulgus aegyptius, is a medium-small nightjar which occurs in south west Asia and north Africa, and winters in tropical Africa. It is a late migrant, seldom appearing before the end of April or beginning of May. It is a rare visitor to Europe, but, remarkably, has twice occurred as far away as Great Britain. Open desert with a few trees or bushes are the haunts of this crepuscular nightjar. More

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Egyptian nightjar on sand Egyptian nightjar on sandPrint factsheet Facts - French: Engoulevent Du Désert Kingdom Animalia Phylum Chordata Class Aves Order Caprimulgiformes Family Caprimulgidae Genus Caprimulgus (1) Size More

The Egyptian nightjar is well adapted to its life in the desert. Its sand coloured feathers are mixed with streaks of brown and black, helping it to blend in amongst the sandy surroundings (3). The underside is much lighter in colour and the male has white dots on its wings. Juvenile Egyptian nightjars have beautifully patterned soft down that helps camouflage them from predators (3). More

the Egyptian Nightjars we found here: Barbary Falcon, Bar-tailed Lark, Hoopoe Lark and further ‘upstream’ Long-legged Buzzard and Black-shouldered Kite. The Atlas from Aoulouz in the direction of Askaoun. Our somewhat naive intention was to cycle over the Atlas via the Tizi-n-Melloul. It became clear to us soon that for that we should have made more preparations. More

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Order : Caprimulgiformes
Family : Caprimulgidae
Genus : Caprimulgus
Species : aegyptius
Authority : Lichtenstein, 1823