Species Details

@Tan Kok Hui

Large‑tailed Nightjar Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Caprimulgus macrurus
Family : Caprimulgidae
Order : Caprimulgiformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : All kind of forests
Description : The Large-tailed Nightjar is a brownish night bird with a long broad tail (adult bird length approximately 33 cm, wing 22 cm, bill 2.2 cm, tarsus 2 cm, tail 16 cm). The male looks brown patterned with buff. It feeds on flying beetles, bugs, moths and night-flying insects. It breeds in March-May.
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;photo credit: Tan Kok Hui(www.inaturalist.org/people/ Tan Kok Hui),photo shared from iNaturalist, photo copyright reserved according to iNaturalist rules;taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;bird song owner:Okamoto Keita Sin(www.xeno-canto.org/Okamoto Keita Sin), bird sound copyright reserved according to www.xeno-canto.org rules; more information, please contact us.