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Madagascar nightjar

Madagascar nightjar

The Madagascar nightjar (Caprimulgus madagascariensis) is a species of nightjar in the family Caprimulgidae. It is native to Madagascar, Nosy Boraha and Aldabra. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest and subtropical or tropical moist montane forest.

Madagascar nightjar
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Caprimulgiformes
Family: Caprimulgidae
Genus: Caprimulgus
C. madagascariensis
Binomial name
Caprimulgus madagascariensis
Sganzin, 1840


  1. BirdLife International (2016). "Caprimulgus madagascariensis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016: e.T22689920A93252893. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22689920A93252893.en. Retrieved 12 November 2021.
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