Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Nightjars and Allies :: Square-tailed Nightjar

Square-tailed Nightjar Caprimulgus fossii

Described by: Hartlaub (1857)
Alternate common name(s): Gaboon Nightjar, Gabon Nightjar, Mozambique Nightjar
Old scientific name(s): Scotornis fossii


Botswana - Aug, 1999 © Giuliano Gerra and Silvio Sommazzi  Kruger National Park, South Africa - Jul, 2008 © Jean-Philippe Paris  Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda - Feb, 2006 © Nigel Hacking 
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S. tropical Africa;
(1) Cameroon (?) and Gabon.
(2) E. Zaire, s. Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, s. Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and e. South Africa (n. and e. Cape Province, c. and e. Transvaal and Natal).
(3) S. Angola, n. Namibia and Botswana.


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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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