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Grey nightjar

Thai: นกตบยุงภูเขา, nok top yung phukhao

Binomial name: Caprimulgus jotaka, Coenraad Jacob Temminck & Hermann Schlegel, 1845

The grey nightjar (Caprimulgus jotaka) is a species of nightjar found in East Asia. It is sometimes treated as a subspecies of the jungle nightjar (C. indicus), its South Asian relative.

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Videos of Grey nightjar

  • Grey nightjar (male)

    Grey nightjar (male)

  • Grey nightjar - Kaeng Krachan National Park

    Grey nightjar - Kaeng Krachan National Park

Scientific classification

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Caprimulgiformes
Family
Caprimulgidae
Genus
Caprimulgus
Species
Caprimulgus jotaka

Common names

  • Thai: นกตบยุงภูเขา, nok top yung phukhao

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Grey nightjar

Grey nightjar

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Distribution map of Grey nightjar, Caprimulgus jotaka in Thailand

Range map of Caprimulgus jotaka in Thailand

Important note; our range maps are based on limited data we have collected. The data is not necessarily accurate or complete.

Special thanks to Ton Smits and Parinya Pawangkhanant for their help with many range data.

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