New Caledonian Owlet-nightjar Aegotheles savesi


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Ekstrom, J. M. M., Jones, J. P. G., Willis, J., Tobias, J., Dutson, G., Barré, N. 2002. New information on the distribution, status and conservation of terrestrial bird species in Grande Terre, New Caledonia. Emu 102: 197-207.

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IUCN. 2016. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2016-3. Available at: (Accessed: 07 December 2016).

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Layard, E. L.; Layard, E. L. C. 1881. Notes on the avifauna of New Caledonia and the New Hebrides. With remarks by the Rev. Canon Tristram. Ibis 4th Ser. Vol. 5: 132-139.

Macmillan, L. 1939. Notes sur les oiseaux des Iles Loyauté 2. Etudes Mélanésiennes: 30-41.

Olson, S. L.; Balouet, C.; Fisher, C. T. 1987. The owlet-night of New Caledonia, Aegotheles savesi, with comments on the systematics of the Aegothelidae. Le Gerfaut 77: 341-352.

Tobias, J. A.; Ekstrom, J. M. M. 2002. The New Caledonian Owlet-nightjar Aegotheles savesi rediscovered? Bulletin of the British Ornithologists' Club 122: 282-285.

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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Species factsheet: Aegotheles savesi. Downloaded from on 18/10/2021. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2021) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 18/10/2021.