Large-tailed nightjar

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Not to be confused with long-tailed nightjar.
Large-tailed nightjar
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Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Caprimulgiformes
Family: Caprimulgidae
Genus: Caprimulgus
Species: C. macrurus
Binomial name
Caprimulgus macrurus
(Horsfield, 1821)

The large-tailed nightjar (Caprimulgus macrurus) is a species of nightjar in the Caprimulgidae family. It is found in Australia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical mangrove forests, and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.

In Malaysia it is known to frequent cemeteries at night, hence its rather macabre common name burung tukang kubur ("graveyard nightjar").[citation needed]

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