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Alternative names: Cloud-forest Nightjar; Mountain Eared-Nightjar

Eurostopodus archboldi



China to Australia.


There are seven species; there is but one genus, Eurostopodus. Previously, they were considered a subfamily Eurostopodinae of the nightjar and nighthawk family Caprimulgidae.

Eurostopodus archboldi is monotypic.


Forest and scrub.


Diet includes insects taken on the wing.

The nest is made of dry leaves, often at the foot of a tree. One egg is laid.

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