Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Owlet-Nightjars :: Australian Owlet-Nightjar

Australian Owlet-Nightjar Aegotheles cristatus

Described by: White (1790)
Alternate common name(s): Crested Owlet-Nightjar, Savanna Owlet-Nightjar
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


Samsonvale, Queensland, Australia - 2001 © Tom Tarrant  Samsonvale, Queensland, Australia - Jan, 2003 © Tom Tarrant 
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S. New Guinea, Australia and Tasmania;
Three populations;
(1) Se. New Guinea between the Oriomo River and Tarara in the Port Moresby region. Australia in most of Western Australia, nw. to sw. and ce. Northern Territory, nw. to se. South Australia, Victoria (Hattah-Kulkyne National Park), New South Wales (Lamington National Park and between Quilpie and Windorah) and Queensland.
(2) Tasmania.


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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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