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Photo by Dave B
Fraser's Hill, Malaysia, June 2009

Alternative name: Malaysian Nightjar

Lyncornis temminckii

Eurostopodus temminckii


Adult resembles Long-tailed Nightjar but smaller and has significantly darker overall plumage, inconspicuous ear-tuffs, diagnostic narrow whitish collar and lacks the obvious whitish markings on wings and tail. The call, which is loud and distinctive, is the best way to distinguish it from other nightjar species when seen in flight at dawn or dusk.


Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand.


This is a monotypic species[1].

It was formerly placed in the genus Eurostopodus.


Moist lowland forest.



  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. Birdforum thread discussing Nightjar taxonomy

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