Large-tailed nightjar

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Large-tailed nightjar
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Scientific classification edit
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 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.[2] 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").[citation needed]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2014). "Caprimulgus macrurus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 25 February 2015.
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