This taxon is Not Recognised as a species by BirdLife International.
Caprimulgus poliocephalus (del Hoyo and Collar 2014) was previously split as C. poliocephalus and C. ruwenzorii following Sibley and Monroe (1990, 1993).
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Caprimulgus poliocephalus. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 03/12/2016. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2016) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 03/12/2016.