Species Details

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Indian Nightjar Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Caprimulgus asiaticus
Family : Caprimulgidae
Order : Caprimulgiformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Other Name : Common Indian Nightjar, Common Nightjar, Little Nightjar
Habitat : All kind of forests
Description : The Indian Nightjar is a sleek, black-streaked grey night-bird with a broken, white nuchal collar (adult bird length approximately 24 cm, weight 45 g, wing 15 cm, bill 2 cm, tarsus 2 cm, tail 11 cm). It looks entirely grey or pale sandy-grey or brownish-grey. It feeds on bugs, beetles, moths and other flying insects. It is more active at dawn and dusk. It breeds in February-September.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Fatema-Tuz-Zohora,Department of Zoology, Jagannath University,Dhaka;information source: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol-26, iucnredlist.org;taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;photo credit: Anil Kumar Verma(www.inaturalist.org/people/Anil Kumar Verma),photo shared from iNaturalist, photo copyright reserved according to iNaturalist rules;PARAM MATHURmore information, please contact us.