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Photo © by THE_FERN
Anaso track, Lore Lindu Indonesia, July 2023

Alternative names: Diabolical Nightjar; Heinrich's Nightjar; Satanic Eared-Nightjar

Eurostopodus diabolicus

Identification

27 cm.

  • overall dark grey brown
  • underparts barred/scalloped white and brown. May be quite rufous
  • collar thin and buff / ochre-coloured; extends almost to hind neck
  • cheek and throat uniformly dark
  • brow may appear slightly paler grey
  • scapulars often strikingly greyer on folded wing
  • third and fourth outer primaries have small white spots
  • tail barred blackish and greyish (no white)

Distribution

Sulawesi endemic.
South East Asia: Indonesia: Greater Sundas. North and centre of the island.

Taxonomy

Subspecies

Eurostopodus diabolicus is monotypic[1]..

Habitat

Status

IUCN Red List category: Vulnerable (BirdLife International, 2008).[2]

Behaviour

References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, T. A. Fredericks, J. A. Gerbracht, D. Lepage, S. M. Billerman, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2022. The eBird/Clements checklist of Birds of the World: v2022. Downloaded from https://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. BirdLife International (2008) The BirdLife checklist of the birds of the world, with conservation status and taxonomic sources. Version 1. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org/datazone/species/downloads/BirdLife_Checklist_Version_1.zip [.xls zipped 1 MB].

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