Slender-tailed Nightjar

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Original source: Steve Garvie from Dunfermline, Fife, ScotlandCamera location
Author: Steve Garvie from Dunfermline, Fife, ScotlandCamera location

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

The Slender-tailed Nightjar (Caprimulgus clarus) is a species of nightjar in the Caprimulgidae family. It is found in Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda. References - * BirdLife International 2004. Caprimulgus clarus. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 24 July 2007. Stub icon This Caprimulgiformes-related article is a stub. More

For the purposes of our bird news services, Slender-tailed Nightjar is classed as Common: common species, including species that are certain or probable escapees from captivity when occurring in the British Isles. (Note that rarity levels are currently applied nationally and may not reflect local variations in abundance. More

The Slender-tailed Nightjar can be seen hawking for insects around lights and is consequently a common sight in many of the lodges. They tend to fly low, alighting on rocks and stumps or even bare ground. By day they roost on the ground under shrub cover, flying only a short distance if disturbed. It breeds in Kenya in April and May, without building a nest, simply laying it's eggs on bare ground, usually under a bush. More

Order : Caprimulgiformes
Family : Caprimulgidae
Genus : Caprimulgus
Species : clarus
Authority : Reichenow, 1892