LC
Collared Nightjar Gactornis enarratus



Taxonomy

Taxonomic note
Gactornis enarratus (del Hoyo and Collar 2014) was previously placed in the genus Caprimulgus.

Taxonomic source(s)
del Hoyo, J., Collar, N.J., Christie, D.A., Elliott, A. and Fishpool, L.D.C. 2014. HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. Lynx Edicions BirdLife International, Barcelona, Spain and Cambridge, UK.
del Hoyo, J.; Collar, N. J.; Christie, D. A.; Elliott, A.; Fishpool, L. D. C. 2014. HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. Barcelona, Spain and Cambridge UK: Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International.

IUCN Red List criteria met and history
Red List criteria met
Critically Endangered Endangered Vulnerable
- - -

Red List history
Year Category Criteria
2016 Least Concern
2012 Least Concern
2009 Least Concern
2008 Least Concern
2004 Least Concern
2000 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1994 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1988 Lower Risk/Least Concern
Species attributes

Migratory status not a migrant Forest dependency high
Land-mass type Average mass 53 g
Range

Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence (breeding/resident) 364,000 km2
Severely fragmented? no -
Population
Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
Population size unknown - - -
Population trend decreasing - suspected -
Generation length 5.6 years - - -

Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is reported to be generally rare throughout much of its range (del Hoyo et al. 1999).

Trend justification: The population is suspected to be in decline owing to hunting and ongoing habitat destruction and (del Hoyo et al. 1999).


Country/territory distribution
Country/Territory Presence Origin Resident Breeding visitor Non-breeding visitor Passage migrant
Madagascar extant native yes

Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
Country/Territory IBA Name
Madagascar Montagne d'Ambre National Park and Special Reserve
Madagascar Tsaratanana Strict Nature Reserve and extension
Madagascar South Anjanaharibe Special Reserve and extension
Madagascar Marojejy National Park
Madagascar Masoala National Park
Madagascar Marotandrano Special Reserve
Madagascar Upper Rantabe Classified Forest
Madagascar Ambatovaky Special Reserve
Madagascar Zahamena National Park and Strict Reserve
Madagascar Betampona Strict Nature Reserve
Madagascar Mangerivola Special Reserve
Madagascar Mantadia National Park and Analamazaotra Special Reserve
Madagascar Ankeniheny Classified Forest
Madagascar Andohahela National Park - Section I
Madagascar Ranomafana National Park and extension
Madagascar Midongy South National Park

Habitats & altitude
Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Dry suitable resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Mangrove Vegetation Above High Tide Level suitable resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland major resident
Altitude 0 - 1880 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Species factsheet: Gactornis enarratus. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/collared-nightjar-gactornis-enarratus on 21/02/2024.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2024) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org on 21/02/2024.