Collared nightjar

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Collared nightjar
Collared nightjar (Gactornis enarratus) with two chicks, Andasibe National Park, Madagascar.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Caprimulgiformes
Family: Caprimulgidae
Genus: Gactornis
Species: G. enarratus
Binomial name
Gactornis enarratus
G.R. Gray, 1871

Caprimulgus enarratus

The collared nightjar (Gactornis enarratus) is a species of nightjar in the family Caprimulgidae. It is endemic to Madagascar.

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical mangrove forests[citation needed].


  • Han, K.-L., M.B. Robbins, and M.J. Braun. 2010. A multi-gene estimate of phylogeny in the nightjars and nighthawks (Caprimulgidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 55:443-453.