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Savanna nightjar

In Thai: นกตบยุงป่าโคก, nok top yung paa khok

Binomial name: Caprimulgus affinis, Thomas Horsfield, 1821

The savanna nightjar (Caprimulgus affinis) is a species of nightjar found in South and Southeast Asia. Eight subspecies are recognised: C. a. monticolus, C. a. amoyensis, C. a. stictomus, C. a. affinis, C. a. timorensis, C. a. griseatus, C. a. mindanensis and C. a. propinquus. Its habitat is open forest and areas with scrub. Its length is about 25 cm. The upperparts are brownish-grey and vermiculated, with pale brown speckles. The underparts are brown, with bars. The savanna nightjar is nocturnal. Its song is a squeaky kweek kweek. The IUCN Red List has assessed the species to be of least concern because it has a large range and its population trend is stable.

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Scientific classification

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

Common names

  • Thai: นกตบยุงป่าโคก, nok top yung paa khok

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Range Map

Distribution map of Savanna nightjar, Caprimulgus affinis in Thailand
  • Ban Phai District, Khon Kaen
  • Bang Phra Non-Hunting Area
  • Bangkok Province
  • Bueng Boraped Non-Hunting Area
  • Chiang Dao Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Chiang Saen District, Chiang Rai
  • Doi Inthanon National Park
  • Doi Pha Hom Pok National Park
  • Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Kabin Buri District, Prachinburi
  • Kaeng Khoi District, Saraburi
  • Khao Yai National Park
  • Mae Fa Luang District, Chiang Rai
  • Mueang Nakhon Sawan District, Nakhon Sawan
  • Mueang Ratchaburi District, Ratchaburi
  • Mueang Tak District, Tak
  • Nam Nao National Park
  • Phatthana Nikhom District, Lopburi
  • Sakaerat Environmental Research Station
  • Taphan Hin District, Phichit
  • Thung Yai Naresuan Wildlife Sanctuary
Range map of Caprimulgus affinis in Thailand