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Egyptian Nightjar Caprimulgus aegyptius



Taxonomy

Taxonomic source(s)
AERC TAC. 2003. AERC TAC Checklist of bird taxa occurring in Western Palearctic region, 15th Draft. Available at: #http://www.aerc.eu/DOCS/Bird_taxa_of _the_WP15.xls#.
AERC TAC. 2003. AERC TAC Checklist of bird taxa occurring in Western Palearctic region, 15th Draft. Available at: #http://www.aerc.eu/DOCS/Bird_taxa_of _the_WP15.xls#.
Cramp, S. and Perrins, C.M. 1977-1994. Handbook of the birds of Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The birds of the western Palearctic. Oxford University Press, Oxford.
Cramp, S.; Perrins, C. M. 1977-1994. Handbook of the birds of Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The birds of the western Palearctic. Oxford University Press, Oxford.
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
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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 full migrant Forest dependency Does not normally occur in forest
Land mass type Average mass 77.30000305 g
Extent of occurrence (EOO)

Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 12,000,000
Extent of Occurrence non-breeding (km2) 7,490,000
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 Decreasing 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 locally scarce to common (del Hoyo et al. 1999).

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


Country/territory distribution
Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Resident Breeding Non-breeding Passage
Afghanistan N Extant Yes
Algeria N Extant Yes
Bahrain N Extant Yes
Chad N Extant
China (mainland) V Extant
Denmark V Extant
Egypt N Extant Yes
Eritrea V Extant
Germany V Extant
Iran, Islamic Republic of N Extant Yes Yes
Iraq N Extant Yes
Israel N Extant
Italy V Extant
Jordan N Extant Yes
Kazakhstan N Extant Yes
Kuwait N Extant Yes Yes
Libya N Extant
Mali N Extant
Malta V Extant
Mauritania N Extant
Morocco N Extant Yes
Niger V Extant
Nigeria N Extant
Oman N Extant Yes Yes
Pakistan N Extant
Qatar V Extant
Saudi Arabia N Extant Yes
Senegal N Extant
Somalia V Extant
South Sudan N Extant Yes
Sudan N Extant
Sweden V Extant
Syria V Extant Yes
Tajikistan N Extant Yes
Togo V Extant
Tunisia N Extant Yes
Turkmenistan N Extant Yes
United Arab Emirates N Extant Yes
United Kingdom V Extant
Uzbekistan N Extant Yes
Western Sahara U Extant
Yemen N Extant Yes

Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
Country/Territory IBA Name
Afghanistan Hamun-i-Puzak
Algeria Belezma
Algeria Béni Abbès
Algeria Djebel Aissa
Chad Fada Archei
Egypt Lake Burullus
Egypt Lake Manzala
Egypt Lake Nasser
Egypt Lake Qarun Protected Area
Iran, Islamic Republic of Hamoun-i Sabari and Hamoun-i Hirmand
Jordan Azraq
Morocco Dakhla area
Morocco Jbel Krouz
Morocco Merzouga/Tamezguidat
Morocco Oued Mird
Tajikistan Kayrakkum Reservoir
Tajikistan Sarazm
Tajikistan Tigrovaya Balka Nature Reserve
Tunisia Douz Laâla
Tunisia Ghidma
Tunisia Jbil
Tunisia Sebkhet Nouaïel
Tunisia Sidi Toui
Tunisia Snam
Turkmenistan Garabil
Turkmenistan Garachop
Turkmenistan Mergen
Turkmenistan Tejen
Turkmenistan Tekejik - Biynekyr
Turkmenistan Uzboy
Uzbekistan Akpetky lakes and surrounding Aralkum Desert
Uzbekistan Buzaubay
Uzbekistan Dengizkul Lake
Uzbekistan Karakyr Lakes
Uzbekistan Karnabchul Steppe
Uzbekistan Kattakurgan Reservoir
Uzbekistan Khodzha-Davlet
Uzbekistan Northern shore of Aydarkul Lake
Uzbekistan Sudochye Lake
Uzbekistan The desert around Kurkuduk village
Uzbekistan Vardanzi
Uzbekistan Zarafshan State Nature Reserve

Habitats & altitude
Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable Land suitable breeding
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable Land suitable non-breeding
Artificial/Terrestrial Rural Gardens suitable breeding
Artificial/Terrestrial Rural Gardens suitable non-breeding
Artificial/Terrestrial Urban Areas suitable non-breeding
Artificial/Terrestrial Urban Areas suitable breeding
Desert Hot suitable breeding
Desert Hot suitable non-breeding
Grassland Subtropical/Tropical Dry suitable breeding
Grassland Subtropical/Tropical Dry suitable non-breeding
Grassland Temperate suitable breeding
Grassland Temperate suitable non-breeding
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical Dry suitable non-breeding
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical Dry suitable breeding
Altitude   Occasional altitudinal limits  

Utilisation
Purpose Primary form used Life stage used Source Scale Level Timing
Sport Whole Adults and juveniles Wild Non-trivial Recent

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2017) Species factsheet: Caprimulgus aegyptius. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 15/12/2017. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2017) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 15/12/2017.