French: Engoulevent à nuque rousse German: Halsband-Nachtschwalbe Spanish: Chotacabras acollarado
G. R. Gray
N & E Madagascar.
24 cm; 1 female 54 g. Sexes similar. Upperparts greyish-brown boldly spotted blackish-brown, spots edged chestnut; broad rufous nuchal collar with thin, well-defined... read more
Song of male unknown. Alarm calls of adult at nest are repetitive, liquid “kow” or “keeow” notes;... read more
Mainly lowland primary forest, including dense, humid, evergreen forest; also adjacent second-... read more
Food and feeding
Poorly studied. Probably feeds mainly on insects. Forages by hawking for prey both above and below forest canopy. Also recorded flycatching... read more
Poorly known. Breeds late Sept to early Dec (mainly Oct–Nov). Nest-site usually at edge of forest track or clearing; no nest, eggs... read more
No movements documented. Probably sedentary.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Generally considered rather rare throughout much of range, though usually secretive and difficult to observe, so possibly under-recorded and locally... read more
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