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Long-tailed nightjar

Long-tailed nightjar

The long-tailed nightjar (Caprimulgus climacurus) is a species of nightjar in the family Caprimulgidae. It is found in Africa where it occurs in Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, and Uganda.

Long-tailed nightjar
male C. c. climacurus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Caprimulgiformes
Family: Caprimulgidae
Genus: Caprimulgus
C. climacurus
Binomial name
Caprimulgus climacurus
Vieillot, 1825
male C. c. climacurus


  1. BirdLife International (2016). "Caprimulgus climacurus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016: e.T22690008A93256751. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22690008A93256751.en. Retrieved 12 November 2021.
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