New Caledonian Nightjar Eurostopodus exul

Family: Caprimulgidae (Nightjars)

Authority: Mayr, 1941

Red List Category

Criteria: D

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Justification of Red List category
This recently-split nightjar is known only from a single specimen, taken in 1939. It is likely to be extinct, and any extant population would be tiny. For these reasons it is classified as Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct).

Population size: 1-49

Population trend: Unknown

Country endemic: Yes

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Eurostopodus exul. Downloaded from on 30/01/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 30/01/2023.