LC
Donaldson-Smith's Nightjar Caprimulgus donaldsoni



Taxonomy

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 Does not normally occur in forest
Land mass type Average mass -
Extent of occurrence (EOO)

Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 1,460,000 medium
Number of locations -
Fragmentation -
Population and trend
Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals unknown not applicable not applicable 0
Population trend Stable suspected -
Decline (3 years/1 generation past) - - -
Decline (5 years/1 generation past) - - -
Decline (10 years/1 generation past) - - -
Decline (10 years/3 generation future) - - -
Decline (10 years/3 generation past and future) - - -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Largest subpopulations - - -
Generation length (yrs) 5.6 - - -

Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is reported to be widespread and locally common to abundant (del Hoyo et al. 1999).

Trend justification: The population is suspected to be stable in the absence of evidence for any declines or substantial threats.


Country/territory distribution
Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Resident Breeding Non-breeding Passage
Ethiopia N Extant Yes
Kenya N Extant Yes
Somalia N Extant Yes
South Sudan N Extant Yes
Sudan N Extant Yes
Tanzania N Extant Yes

Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
Country/Territory IBA Name
Ethiopia Arero forest
Ethiopia Bogol Manyo - Dolo
Ethiopia Lake Chew Bahir
Ethiopia Nechisar National Park and surroundings
Ethiopia Yabello Sanctuary
Kenya Chyulu Hills forests
Kenya Dida Galgalu desert
Kenya Lake Baringo
Kenya Lake Bogoria National Reserve
Kenya Lower Tana River Forests
Kenya Masinga reservoir
Kenya Meru National Park
Kenya Ol Donyo Sabache
Kenya Samburu and Buffalo Springs National Reserves
Kenya Shaba National Reserve
Kenya Tana River Delta
Kenya Tsavo East National Park
Kenya Tsavo West National Park
Somalia Balcad Nature Reserve
Somalia Boorama plains
Somalia Buulobarde
Somalia Gacan Libaax
Somalia Jowhar - Warshiikh
Somalia Xawaadley reservoir
Tanzania Lake Natron and Engaruka basin
Tanzania Mkomazi Game Reserve
Tanzania Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Tanzania Tarangire National Park

Habitats & altitude
Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Savanna Dry major resident
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical Dry major resident
Altitude 0 - 1700 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2018) Species factsheet: Caprimulgus donaldsoni. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 19/12/2018. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2018) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 19/12/2018.