Sykes's nightjar

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Sykes's nightjar
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Caprimulgiformes
Family: Caprimulgidae
Genus: Caprimulgus
C. mahrattensis
Binomial name
Caprimulgus mahrattensis
Sykes, 1832

Sykes's nightjar or the Sindh nightjar (Caprimulgus mahrattensis) is a nightjar species found in northwestern South Asia.

The name commemorates Colonel William Henry Sykes, who served with the British military in India.[2]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Caprimulgus mahrattensis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2012. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  2. ^ Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael (2003). Whose Bird? Men and Women Commemorated in the Common Names of Birds. London: Christopher Helm. pp. 332–333.