Nechisar Nightjar Caprimulgus solala


Anon. 2009. Rarest bird on Earth - spotted at last! Africa - Birds & Birding 14(4): 58.

Bird, J.P., Martin, R., Akçakaya, H.R., Gilroy, J., Burfield, I.J., Garnett, S.G., Symes, A., Taylor, J., ?ekercio?lu, Ç.H. and Butchart, S.H.M. 2020. Generation lengths of the world’s birds and their implications for extinction risk. Conservation Biology 34(5): 1252-1261. DOI: 10.1111/cobi.13486.

Butchart, S. H. M. 2007. Nechisar Nightjar Caprimulgus solala. Bulletin of the African Bird Club 14(2): 142.

Evens, R., Beenaerts, N., Witters, N., and Artois, T. 2017. Nightjar diversity and microhabitat use in Nechisar National Park, Ethiopia. Ostrich 89(1): 87-91.

EWNHS. 1996. Important Bird Areas of Ethiopia: a first inventory. Ethiopian Wildlife and Natural History Society, Addis Ababa.

Forero, M. G.; Tella, J. L. 1997. Sexual dimorphism, plumage variability and species determination in nightjars: the need for further examination of the Nechisar Nightjar Caprimulgus solala. Ibis 139: 407-409.

Head, V. R. L. 2014. The search for the rarest bird in the world. Jacana Media, Johannesburg, South Africa.

IUCN. 2021. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2021-3. Available at: (Accessed: 09 December 2021).

Safford, R. J.; Ash, J. S.; Duckworth, J. W.; Telfer, M. G.; Zewdie, C. 1995. A new species of nightjar from Ethiopia. Ibis 137: 301-307.

Tsegaye, G., Dondeyne, S., Lemenih, M., Marye, A., Nyseen, J., Deckers, J.A., Maertens, M. 2017. ‘Facing conservation’ or ‘conservation with a human face’? People–park interactions in southern Ethiopia. Journal of Eastern African Studies 11(2): 290-309.

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BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Caprimulgus solala. Downloaded from on 05/02/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 05/02/2023.