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Large-tailed nightjar

Thai: นกตบยุงหางยาว, nok top yung hang yaw

Binomial name: Caprimulgus macrurus, Thomas Horsfield, 1821

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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    Large-tailed nightjar (Caprimulgus macrurus)

Scientific classification

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

Common names

  • Thai: นกตบยุงหางยาว, nok top yung hang yaw

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Distribution map of Large-tailed nightjar, Caprimulgus macrurus in Thailand

Range map of Caprimulgus macrurus in Thailand

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Special thanks to Ton Smits, Parinya Pawangkhanant, Ian Dugdale and many others for their contribution for range data.

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