Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Nightjars and Allies :: Montane Nightjar
Montane Nightjar Caprimulgus ruwenzorii
Described by: Ogilvie-Grant (1908)
Alternate common name(s): Ruwenzori Nightjar, Usambara Nightjar, Moco Nightjar, Mountain Nightjar
Old scientific name(s): Caprimulgus poliocephalus ruwenzorii
Select thumbnail to view larger image - Place cursor over image for image information
RangeWc. Africa. Sc. and ce. Africa;
Fragmented distribution with very local and isolated populations;
(1) Ex. ce. and ne. Zaire (Ruwenzori Mountains), w. Uganda, Burundi and Rwanda.
(2) Tanzania (Usambara Mountains), ex. se. and sw. Zaire, ex. ne. Zambia and ex. ne. Malawi.
(3) Cw. Angola (Mt. Moco area).
No videos are available for this species
No sounds are available for this species
Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.
Comments/ErrorsPlease email with errors/comments on this page or to donate photos.
If there is no family list to the left, you may have arrived at this page from a direct link.
Please select "Mangoverde World Bird Guide" to view the entire bird site.