This taxon is Not Recognised as a species by BirdLife International.
Caprimulgus pectoralis (del Hoyo and Collar 2014) was previously split as C. pectoralis and C. nigriscapularis following Sibley and Monroe (1990, 1993).
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Caprimulgus nigriscapularis. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 05/12/2016. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2016) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 05/12/2016.