Species Details


Grey Nightjar Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Caprimulgus jotaka
Family : Caprimulgidae
Order : Caprimulgiformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Other Name : Indian Jungle Nightjar, Jungle Nightjar, Highland Nightjar
Habitat : All kind of forests
Description : The Grey Nightjar is a grey-brown night bird with a small white throat-band (adult bird length approximately 32 cm, wing 20 cm, tail 21.5 cm). The male looks grey-brown from above and dark grey-brown from below. It feeds on flying bugs, moths, beetles and other winged-insects. It is more active at dusk. It breeds in March-June.
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: andriy (www.inaturalist.org/people/andriy ),photo shared from iNaturalist, photo copyright reserved according to iNaturalist rules;Tshering Demamore information, please contact us.