Grey Nightjar

Its scientific name means nightjar from India, and it is thus sometimes confused with C. asiaticus which is commonly called Indian Nightjar. To distinguish them, in former times C. indicus was known as the Large Indian Nightjar.

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The Grey 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 Grey Nightjar (Caprimulgus indicus) is an uncommon but annual migrant to Singapore. It breeds from northern Thailand all the way up to Siberia. Like the Oriental Scops Owl (Otus sunia) it is a nocturnal bird that is usually silent away from it's breeding grounds. In recent years, a few birds have been observed throughout the "winter" period (October - March) around the MacRitchie and Sime Forest areas of the Central Catchment Nature Reserve, proving that the species winters here. More

The Grey Nightjar (Caprimulgus indicus) was recently photographed by KC Tsang in Singapore’s Bidadari Cemetery roosting on a tree branch about 7 metres from the ground. The bird is a rare winter visitor and passage migrant. The Grey regularly roosts in tree, unlike other species of nightjars that prefer bare soil, rocks, boulders or tree stumps and logs. Roosting on a tree branch does not mean that the bird is asleep all the time. More

The Grey Nightjar, Caprimulgus jotaka, is a species of nightjar found in East Asia. It is sometimes treated as a subspecies of the Jungle Nightjar (C. indicus), its South Asian relative. References - 1. ^ Rasmussen, PC & JC Anderton 2005. Birds of South Asia: The Ripley Guide. Smithsonian Institution & Lynx Edicions. Stub icon This Caprimulgiformes-related article is a stub. More

species of which Grey Nightjar is endangered. Savanna Nightjar (Caprimulgus affinis): length about 25 cm. Outer tail feathers all white except at tip in male, mottled in female. A buff coloured V from shoulders to half way down back when squatted. Spots in the middle of first four primaries white in male, rufous buff in female; Choto Ratchara (Indian Nightjar, Caprimulgus asiaticus): mottled grey-brown, buff and fulvous, black streaked above. More

Grey Nightjar (Caprimulgus indicus), also called Jungle Nightjar, is a scarce resident in Haryana. This bird is found in wooded areas. Local Names: Dabchiri, Chhappa, Chippak Order: STRIGIFORMES Family: Caprimulgidae Size: 32 cm Identification: Slightly smaller in size than a pigeon, brownish buff plumage with black streaks and spots. Tarsus feathered. The male has four outer pair of tail feathers with white spots, the same are absent in female. Crepuscular and nocturnal. More

The Grey Nightjar Caprimulgus indicus is a species of nightjar found in South Asia. Also sometimes known as Jungle Nightjar. - ABOUT ME More

Grey Nightjar, Goa, India, Maem Lake 16th Feb 05 © Simon Knight Send this as a postcard Grey Nightjar - Grey Nightjar, China, Happy Island May 2008 © Iain Robson Ipins Wildlife Blog Send this as a postcard Grey Nightjar - GREY NIGHTJAR, GOA, MAHEM FEB 08 © JOY & MICK BRAKER GREY NIGHTJAR - GREY NIGHTJAR, GOA, MAHEM FEB 08 © JOY More

Order : Caprimulgiformes
Family : Caprimulgidae
Genus : Caprimulgus
Species : indicus
Authority : Latham, 1790