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Philippine nightjar

Philippine nightjar

The Philippine nightjar (Caprimulgus manillensis) is a species of nightjar in the family Caprimulgidae. It is endemic to the Philippines. Its local names are kandarapa (Tagalog) and tagolilong (Cebuano).[2]

Philippine nightjar
A nesting bird
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Caprimulgiformes
Family: Caprimulgidae
Genus: Caprimulgus
C. manillensis
Binomial name
Caprimulgus manillensis
Walden, 1875

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest, subtropical or tropical mangrove forest, and subtropical or tropical moist montane forest.

A day old and two days old Philippine nightjars


  1. BirdLife International (2016). "Caprimulgus manillensis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016: e.T22689934A93253247. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22689934A93253247.en. Retrieved 13 November 2021.
  2. Kennedy, Robert (21 September 2000). A Guide to The Birds of the Philippines. ISBN 9780198546689.
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