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Bonaparte's Nightjar - BirdForum Opus

Photo © by Rob Hutchinson
Way Kambas, Sumatra, Indonesia, July 2006

Alternative name: Sunda Nightjar

Caprimulgus concretus


21–22 cm (8¼-8¾ in)

  • Brown spotted chestnut upperparts
  • Brown wing-coverts with chestnut and cinnamon spots
  • Blackish-brown scapulars


South-east Asia: found in the lowlands of Sumatra, Borneo and Belitung Island.


This is a monotypic species[1].


Lowland dipterocarp or heath forests and secondary growth.



There is little detailed information, though they probably eat insects caught in short flight sallies.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, S. M. Billerman, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2019. The eBird/Clements Checklist of Birds of the World: v2019. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Cleere, N. & Sharpe, C.J. (2020). Bonaparte's Nightjar (Caprimulgus concretus). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/55233 on 2 February 2020)

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