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Caprimulgus solala


This species was described after a roadside kill in 1990 where only one wing was collected. The exact appearance is uncertain.

  • Most likely dark, relatively unmarked plumage
  • Rounded wing with large buff spots on wing-coverts and a broad buffish-white band, almost midway along the outerwing (across the four outer primaries)
  • White tips at the outer two tail feathers (at least)

Similar species

Probably similar to female Pennant-winged Nightjar.


Nechisar plains in Ethiopia.
The status of this species is unknown, most likely scarce and local. The first sighting took place recently in 2009.




Short grassland.


No other information.

External Links

Thread discussing the sighting 2009

GSearch checked for 2020 platform.