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Photo by Sleeper
Goa, India, February 2009
Caprimulgus atripennis


28cm. Buff and brown feathers, barred tail, rufous neck, wing bars.


South India and Sri Lanka.


Two subspecies recognized:

  • C. a. atripennis in south India (Western and Eastern Ghats)
  • C. a. aequabilis on Sri Lanka

Sometimes regarded conspecific with Large-tailed Nightjar.


Open woodland, scrub, and cultivation.


2 marbled eggs are placed upon the bare ground.

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