This species has a large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence <20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or severe fragmentation). The population trend appears to be stable, and hence the species does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population trend criterion (>30% decline over ten years or three generations). The population size has not been quantified, but it is not believed to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population size criterion (<10,000 mature individuals with a continuing decline estimated to be >10% in ten years or three generations, or with a specified population structure). For these reasons the species is evaluated as Least Concern.
Sangster, G.; Rozendaal, F. G. 2004. Systematics on Asian birds, 41. Territorial songs ans species-level taxonomy of nightjars of the Caprimulgus macrurus complex, with description of a new species. Zoologische Verhandelingen 350: 7-45.
Caprimulgus macrurus and C. andamanicus (del Hoyo et al. 2013) were previously lumped as C. macrurus following Sangster and Rozendaal (2004), and before then were also lumped with C. meesi as C. macrurus following Sibley and Monroe (1990, 1993).
Sangster, G.; Rozendaal, F. G. 2004. Systematics on Asian birds, 41. Territorial songs and species-level taxonomy of nightjars of the Caprimulgus macrurus complex, with description of a new species. Zoologische Verhandelingen 350: 7-45.
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BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Caprimulgus meesi. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 10/07/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 10/07/2014.
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|Current IUCN Red List category||Least Concern|
|Species name author||(Sangster & Rozendaal, 2004)|
|Population size||Unknown mature individuals|
|Distribution size (breeding/resident)||29,500 km2|
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