Prigogine's Nightjar Caprimulgus prigoginei

Family: Caprimulgidae (Nightjars)

Authority: Louette, 1990

Red List Category

Criteria: B1ab(i,ii,iii,v)

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Justification of Red List category
This enigmatic species remains known with certainty from a single specimen, although sound recordings indicate that it may be more widespread. It is thus very difficult to assess its status. It is currently classified as Endangered because it has a very small range, within which forest clearance is likely to be causing declines. If future survey work confirms its presence elsewhere, as is already being suggested in two new countries, this would significantly increase its known range and call for re-assessment of its threatened status.

Population size: 2500-9999

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 2,300 km2

Country endemic: Yes

Land-mass type - continent
Realm - Afrotropical
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Caprimulgus prigoginei. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/prigogines-nightjar-caprimulgus-prigoginei on 26/09/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org on 26/09/2023.