Nechisar Nightjar Caprimulgus solala

Family: Caprimulgidae (Nightjars)

Authority: Safford, Ash, Duckworth, Telfer & Zewdie, 1995

Red List Category

Criteria: D2

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Justification of Red List category
This species is definitely known from only a single (incomplete) specimen from one location. It is reasonable to assume that it is endemic to the Nechisar Plains, and hence is treated as Vulnerable owing to this small range and the potential threat to the habitat from over-exploitation by local people. However, it remains extremely poorly known and further information is needed to validate this evaluation.

Population size: unknown

Population trend: unknown

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 230 km2

Country endemic: yes

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Species factsheet: Caprimulgus solala. Downloaded from on 26/02/2024.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2024) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 26/02/2024.