Species of Thailand
Caprimulgus macrurus, Thomas Horsfield, 1821
(In Thai: นกตบยุงหางยาว)
The large-tailed nightjar (Caprimulgus macrurus) is a species of nightjar in the family Caprimulgidae.
It is found along the southern Himalayan foothills, eastern South Asia, Southeast Asia and northern Australia. This species is a resident of the countries of Australia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste and Vietnam. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest, subtropical or tropical mangrove forest, and subtropical or tropical moist montane forest.
In Malaysia it is known to frequent cemeteries at night, hence its rather macabre common name burung tukang kubur ("graveyard nightjar").
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Category / Seasonal Status
BCST Category: Recorded in an apparently wild state within the last 50 years
BCST Seasonal status: Resident or presumed resident
- Caprimulgus macrurus
- Thai: นกตบยุงหางยาว
Least Concern (IUCN3.1)
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