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

Swamp Nightjar Caprimulgus natalensis

Described by: Smith, A. (1845)
Alternate common name(s): White-tailed Nightjar, Natal Nightjar, African White-tailed Nightjar
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


Amatikulu Nature Reserve, South Africa - Jul 10, 2004 © Déwald Swanepoel 
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Africa s. of the Sahara;
Highly fragmented distribution:
(1) Senegambia, cs. Mali, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Benin and Nigeria to w. Cameroon.
(2) Sahel of Chad, Central African Republic, se. Sudan, n. Zaire, Uganda, w. Kenya and c. Tanzania.
(3) Wc. Africa in Cameroon, Gabon to c. Zaire.
(4) Angola.
(5) Zambia. N. Botswana and Zimbabwe?
(6) Ex. ne. Namibia (Caprivi Strip).
(7) Ex. s. Mozambique and e. South Africa (n. Natal).


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


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