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Golden Nightjar Caprimulgus eximius

IUCN Red List history

Year Category
2012 Least Concern
2009 Least Concern
2008 Least Concern
2004 Least Concern
2000 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1994 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1988 Lower Risk/Least Concern

Species attributes

Migratory status not a migrant Forest dependency Does not normally occur in forest
Land mass type   Average mass -

Distribution

  Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 1,980,000 medium
Number of locations -
Fragmentation -

Population & trend

  Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals Unknown not applicable Not Applicable 0
Population trend Stable -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Largest subpopulation - - -
Generation length (yrs) 5.6 - - -
Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is reported to be uncommon and perhaps even rare (del Hoyo et al. 1999).
Trend justification: The population is suspected to be stable in the absence of evidence for any declines or substantial threats.

Country/Territory distribution

Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Breeding Non-breeding Passage
Chad Native Extant      
Mali Native Extant      
Mauritania Native Extant      
Niger Native Extant      
Nigeria Vagrant Extant   Yes  
Senegal Native Extant      
Sudan Native Extant      

Important Bird Areas where this species has triggered the IBA criteria

Country/Territory IBA Name IBA link
Mali Ag Oua - Ag Arbech site factsheet
Mauritania Lac d'Aleg site factsheet
Niger Dilia de Lagané site factsheet
Senegal Djoudj wetlands site factsheet
Senegal Ferlo North site factsheet
Senegal Ferlo South site factsheet
Senegal River Sénégal (Ntiagar to Richard-Toll) site factsheet
Sudan En Nahud site factsheet
Sudan Lake Kundi site factsheet

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Desert Hot major resident
Grassland Subtropical/Tropical Dry major resident
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical Dry suitable resident
Altitude 0 - 600 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Caprimulgus eximius. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 11/07/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 11/07/2014.

This information is based upon, and updates, the information published in BirdLife International (2000) Threatened birds of the world. Barcelona and Cambridge, UK: Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International, BirdLife International (2004) Threatened birds of the world 2004 CD-ROM and BirdLife International (2008) Threatened birds of the world 2008 CD-ROM. These sources provide the information for species accounts for the birds on the IUCN Red List.

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Key facts
Current IUCN Red List category Least Concern
Family Caprimulgidae (Nightjars)
Species name author Temminck, 1826
Population size Unknown mature individuals
Population trend Stable
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 1,980,000 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species
- Climate change species distributions