Family: Caprimulgidae (Nightjars)
Authority: Hartlaub & Finsch, 1872
Red List Category
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Justification of Red List category
This newly-split species has a very small range on a single island, and is presumed to have a single, small population, although no good population estimate has yet been obtained. It has been listed as Near Threatened as potential threats to the species are not currently thought to be sufficient to cause a continuing decline, although there are no data available on population trend. Any evidence for a continuing decline would most likely lead to its uplisting to Endangered, and an improved population estimate could also lead to its reclassification.
Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident):