Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Nightjars and Allies :: Egyptian Nightjar

Egyptian Nightjar Caprimulgus aegyptius

Described by: Lichtenstein (1823)
Alternate common name(s): None known by website authors
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


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N. Africa through the Middle East to c. Asia;
(1) N. Sahara from c. and e. Morocco, Algeria, c. Tunisia and probably nw. Libya and possibly as far e. as n. Egypt and the Sudan.
Winters in the w. Sahel of Africa (Senegal and Nigeria).
(2) Syria and ne. Egypt (Sinai) e. through the n. Arabian Peninsula to Afghanistan, Transcaspia, w. Turkestan, Aral Sea, ne. Kazakhstan, w. Tadjikistan, and the Baluchistan Desert of sw. Pakistan and se. Iran.
Winters in the e. Sahal of Africa (Sudan to Kenya).


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


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