French: Engoulevent de Reichenow German: Kurzschleppen-Nachtschwalbe Spanish: Chotacabras colifino
Djibouti and extreme NW Somalia, Ethiopia and SE South Sudan S to NW & SC Tanzania.
28 cm; male 36–49 g, female 34–53 g. Sexually dimorphic. Slight colour variation with dark brown, blackish or buffish individuals noted. Upperparts and wing-... read more
Song of male is a long series of rapid “wa, wa, wa, wa, wa” notes, perhaps forming a... read more
Mainly thorny bush country, acacia scrub, sparsely wooded grassland, thinly vegetated scrubland,... read more
Food and feeding
Diet includes moths, flies, beetles, ants, bugs and Orthoptera. Foraging methods poorly studied. Forages by hawking for prey low over open... read more
Poorly documented. Generally breeds Feb–May throughout range, N populations possibly beginning earlier, e.g. Feb–Mar in... read more
Poorly known. Possibly sedentary throughout much of range, although in Somalia may be locally... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Common to locally abundant throughout range. Common to abundant in Ethiopia, especially in S; locally abundant in S Somalia; widely distributed and... read more
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