Red-necked Nightjar Caprimulgus ruficollis

Family: Caprimulgidae (Nightjars)

Authority: Temminck, 1820

Red List Category

Criteria: A2bce+3bce+4bce

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Justification of Red List category
The species is undergoing moderately rapid declines across its main breeding range in Spain. Current trends from what may be a large portion of the breeding range in North Africa are unknown, and indeed the proportion of the population this represents is also unknown. While some threats noted as drivers of the decline in Spain are considered likely to be less severe in North Africa, habitat degradation and loss, and insectivore decline are likely to apply across the range. As such, measured rates of reduction are suspected to apply throughout, and these approach the thresholds for listing the species as threatened. As such, the species is assessed as Near Threatened.

Population size: 575000-770000

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 1,910,000 km2

Country endemic: No

Realm - Afrotropical
Realm - Palearctic
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Caprimulgus ruficollis. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/red-necked-nightjar-caprimulgus-ruficollis on 04/10/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org on 04/10/2023.