Nubian nightjar

The Nubian nightjar (Caprimulgus nubicus) is a species of nightjar in the family Caprimulgidae. It is found in Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Israel, Kenya, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen.

Nubian nightjar
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Illustration by Henrik Grönvold of the subspecies jonesi
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Caprimulgiformes
Family: Caprimulgidae
Genus: Caprimulgus
C. nubicus
Binomial name
Caprimulgus nubicus


The Nubian nightjar is 20–22 cm long. The bird resembles the Moorish nightjar, but is smaller, has a shorter tail and blunt wings compared to the ̺Moorish nightjar. Another characteristic feature is a red-brown band over the neck. The white wing spots are not further away from the wing tips than other types of nightjars.[2]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2016). "Caprimulgus nubicus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016: e.T22689912A93252462. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22689912A93252462.en. Retrieved 11 November 2021.
  2. ^ Mullarny, K. et al., 1999. ANWB Vogelgids van Europa, Tirion, Baarn. ISBN 90-18-01212-2