Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Nightjars and Allies :: Large-tailed Nightjar

Large-tailed Nightjar Caprimulgus macrurus

Described by: Horsfield (1821)
Alternate common name(s): Long-tailed Nightjar, White-tailed Nightjar, Coffinbird, Horsfield's Jungle Nightjar
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India - Feb, 2003 © Dave Behrens  Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India - Mar, 2004 © Dave Behrens  Nepal - 2000 © Kees Bakker  Julatten, Queensland, Australia - 1980 © Hans&Judy Beste  Julatten, Queensland, Australia - 1980 © Hans&Judy Beste 
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Nc. India, s. China and the sw. Philippines through the Greater Sundas to n. Australia;
Fragmented island populations;
(1) Ne. Pakistan, n. and e. India, Bhutan and Bangladesh.
(2) Ne. India, s. China, Burma, Thailand, s. Indochina, Hainan Is., Malaysia, Sumatra and the Riau Archipelago.
(3) Sw. Philippines (Palawan and probably Calamian Group).
(4) W. and nw. Borneo (Sarawak, Brunei, Sabah) including Labuan Is., Balambangan Is., Banggi (Banguey) Is. and s. Sulu Is.
(5) Java and Bali.
(6) Wallacea in the Moluccas (Seram Laut Is.), Lesser Sundas (Lombok, Sumbawa, Wetar(?), Tanahjampea, Salayar and Timor Is.) and Tanimbar Is. W. Papuan Is. (Waigeo and Batanta), New Guinea, Aru Is., Bismarck Archipelago (New Britain) and coastal ne. Australia from the Northern Territory (Top End, Middle Arm in the Darwing area, Melville Is. and Port Keats) e. to n. and ce. Queensland from Cape York Peninsula (Iron Range National Park) s. through the Atherton Tablelands (Kingfisher Park) to Fraser Is. D'Entrecasteaux Archipelago. Louisiade Archipelago (Tagula Is.).


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


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