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 Caprimulgus nigriscapularis

IUCN Red List history

Year Category
2014 Not Recognised
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 Medium
Land mass type   Average mass -

Country/Territory distribution

Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Breeding Non-breeding Passage Resident
Angola Native Extant       Yes
Benin Unknown Extant        
Burundi Native Extant       Yes
Cameroon Native Extant       Yes
Central African Republic Native Extant       Yes
Congo Native Extant       Yes
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Native Extant       Yes
Côte d'Ivoire Native Extant       Yes
Equatorial Guinea Native Extant       Yes
Gambia Vagrant Extant   Yes    
Ghana Unknown Extant        
Guinea Native Extant       Yes
Guinea-Bissau Native Extant       Yes
Kenya Unknown Extant        
Liberia Native Extant       Yes
Nigeria Native Extant       Yes
Rwanda Native Extant       Yes
Sierra Leone Native Extant       Yes
South Sudan Native Extant        
Sudan Native Extant       Yes
Togo Vagrant Extant   Yes    
Uganda Native Extant       Yes

Important Bird Areas where this species has triggered the IBA criteria

Country/Territory IBA Name IBA link
Cameroon Bakossi mountains site factsheet
Cameroon Bénoué National Park site factsheet
Cameroon Mbam Djerem National Park site factsheet
Cameroon Mont Manengouba site factsheet
Cameroon Mont Nlonako site factsheet
Cameroon Mount Cameroon and Mokoko-Onge site factsheet
Cameroon Mount Kupe site factsheet
Cameroon Mount Mbam site factsheet
Central African Republic Bamingui-Bangoran National Park complex site factsheet
Central African Republic Bangui site factsheet
Central African Republic Ngotto site factsheet
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Bombo-Lumene Game Reserve site factsheet
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Garamba National Park site factsheet
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Itombwe Mountains site factsheet
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Lendu Plateau site factsheet
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Virunga National Park site factsheet
Côte d'Ivoire Comoe National Park site factsheet
Côte d'Ivoire Marahoue National Park site factsheet
Côte d'Ivoire Mopri Forest Reserve site factsheet
Côte d'Ivoire Peko Mountain National Park site factsheet
Côte d'Ivoire Sangbe Mountain National Park site factsheet
Ghana Digya National Park site factsheet
Ghana Kalakpa Resource Reserve site factsheet
Ghana Kyabobo (proposed) National Park site factsheet
Kenya Busia grasslands site factsheet
Liberia Wologizi mountains site factsheet
Nigeria Gashaka-Gumti National Park site factsheet
Nigeria IITA Forest Reserve, Ibadan site factsheet
Nigeria Obudu Plateau site factsheet
Nigeria Sunvit Farm site factsheet
Rwanda Akagera National Park site factsheet
Sierra Leone Kangari Hills Non-hunting Forest Reserve site factsheet
Uganda Budongo Forest Reserve site factsheet
Uganda Bugoma Central Forest Reserve site factsheet
Uganda Bwindi Impenetrable National Park site factsheet
Uganda Kibale National Park site factsheet
Uganda Mabira Forest Reserve site factsheet
Uganda Sango Bay area site factsheet
Uganda Semliki National Park site factsheet

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Caprimulgus nigriscapularis. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/10/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/10/2014.

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 Not Recognised
Family Caprimulgidae (Nightjars)
Species name author Reichenow, 1893
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species
- Projected distributions under climate change