French: Engoulevent de Salvadori German: Salvadorinachtschwalbe Spanish: Chotacabras de Salvadori
Mount Singalan, Sumatra
Subspecies and Distribution
C. p. pulchellus
Salvadori, 1879 – Salvadori’s Nightjar – Sumatra.
C. p. bartelsi
Finsch, 1902 – Bartels’s Nightjar – Java.
19–21·5 cm. Sexually dimorphic, though not greatly so. Upperparts and wing-coverts dark brown, spotted and barred tawny, cinnamon and buff; crown and nape paler... read more
Song of male is possibly a short series of “tok” five notes, with an overall duration c... read more
Typically montane and submontane forest, often on cliffs and cliff faces; also occasionally in... read more
Food and feeding
Poorly studied. Probably feeds on insects; forages over forest clearings or near cliffs. When hunting, flies slowly with flapping wingbeats... read more
Poorly known. Breeds late Mar to May in Java; season in Sumatra undocumented. Nest-site recorded under tea bush; no nest, eggs laid on leaf... read more
None documented. Sedentary.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Previously treated as Data Deficient, but now regarded as Near Threatened with an overall population estimate of 6000–15,000 mature individuals... read more
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