French: Engoulevent sombre German: Zügelnachtschwalbe Spanish: Chotacabras oscuro
Daimbi, Shoa, Ethiopia
Patchily from Eritrea, Ethiopia and extreme NW Somalia S to NE Tanzania.
25 cm; male 55–71 g, female 46–68 g. Sexually dimorphic. Upperparts dark brown, speckled greyish-white and streaked blackish-brown; broad buff or tawny-buff... read more
Song of male is a low, evenly pitched, churr, occasionally interrupted by “kik-wow”,... read more
Typically open, stony bushland and scrubland; also grassland, sage bush, Dodonaea scrub... read more
Food and feeding
Feeds on moths, grasshoppers, bugs and beetles. Forages by hawking for insects.
Breeds May to perhaps Jul in NW Somalia, Feb–May and Nov in W Kenya, Jan–Mar and Sept–Nov in Ethiopia, C & S Kenya... read more
Generally sedentary, though locally migratory in parts of range. Small population occurs as... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Few data available; may be locally common in suitable habitat. Uncommon in extreme SE Sudan; not uncommon locally in NW Somalia; widespread and... read more
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