French: Engoulevent des Célèbes German: Sulawesinachtschwalbe Spanish: Chotacabras de Célebes
Subspecies and Distribution
C. c. celebensis
Ogilvie-Grant, 1894 – N & CE Sulawesi; also Butung I, off SE coast.
C. c. jungei
Neumann, 1939 – Sula Is, where currently known from Taliabu and Mangole.
24–30 cm. Sexes similar. Upperparts greyish-brown streaked blackish-brown, broadly so on central crown, with no nuchal collar; lesser coverts dark brown speckled tawny... read more
Song of male is an accelerating “tok, tok, tok, tr, tr, tr, tr”, last notes softer and trailing off... read more
Typically, secondary forest, coastal bush and edges of mangroves. On Taliabu, lowland forest,... read more
Food and feeding
Poorly documented. Probably feeds on insects. Forages by hawking after prey in buoyant and agile flight.
Breeding habits not documented.
None documented. Probably sedentary.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Sulawesi EBA and Banggai and Sula Islands EBA. Locally rare to fairly common in parts of N & E Sulawesi, but... read more
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