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Black-shouldered nightjar

Black-shouldered nightjar

The black-shouldered nightjar (Caprimulgus nigriscapularis) is a species of nightjar in the family Caprimulgidae. It is found in Angola, Benin, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Togo, Zambia and Uganda.

Black-shouldered nightjar
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Caprimulgiformes
Family: Caprimulgidae
Genus: Caprimulgus
C. nigriscapularis
Binomial name
Caprimulgus nigriscapularis
Reichenow, 1893


  1. BirdLife International (2012). "Caprimulgus nigriscapularis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2012. Retrieved 26 November 2013.

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