Category Archive: aegothelidae

Aug 01 2014

Rarest birds in the World: New Caledonian Owlet-nightjar (Aegotheles savesi)

This species is known from two specimens, and a single sighting in the 1990s and only three other reports. It is classified as Critically Endangered on the basis of a very small population which is probably in ongoing decline. It is a 28cm, large, dark owlet-nightjar. Plumage rather uniformly vermiculated grey-brown and black. The short …

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Jun 08 2011

Australian Owlet-nightjar (aegotheles cristatus)

[order] APODIFORMES | [family] aegothelidae | [latin] aegotheles cristatus | [UK] Australian Owlet-nightjar | [FR] aegothele huppe | [DE] Baumschwalm | [ES] Egotelo Australiano | [NL] Australische Dwergnachtzwaluw Subspecies Genus Species subspecies Breeding Range Breeding Range 2 Non Breeding Range Hemiprocne cristatus Aegotheles cristatus Aegotheles cristatus AU Australia, s New Guinea Aegotheles cristatus cristatus se …

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Jun 08 2011

Barred Owlet-nightjar (aegotheles bennettii)

[order] APODIFORMES | [family] aegothelidae | [latin] aegotheles bennettii | [UK] Barred Owlet-nightjar | [FR] aegothele barre | [DE] Bennettschwalm | [ES] Egotelo Barrado | [NL] Bennetts Dwergnachtzwaluw Subspecies Genus Species subspecies Breeding Range Breeding Range 2 Non Breeding Range Aegotheles bennettii AU New Guinea Aegotheles bennettii bennettii se New Guinea, Aru I. Aegotheles bennettii …

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Jun 08 2011

Moluccan Owlet-nightjar (aegotheles crinifrons)

[order] APODIFORMES | [family] aegothelidae | [latin] aegotheles crinifrons | [UK] Moluccan Owlet-nightjar | [FR] aegothele Moluques | [DE] Molukkenschwalm | [ES] Egotelo Moluqueno | [NL] Molukse Dwergnachtzwaluw Subspecies Monotypic species Physical charateristics Uperparts vrmiculated grey-brown, underparts pale with dark spots. Has a brown and rufous morph, probably with intermediates. has a very distinct call, …

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Jun 08 2011

Mountain Owlet-nightjar (aegotheles albertisi)

[order] APODIFORMES | [family] aegothelidae | [latin] aegotheles albertisi | [UK] Mountain Owlet-nightjar | [FR] aegothele montagnard | [DE] Bergschwalm | [ES] Egotelo Montano | [NL] Bergdwergnachtzwaluw Subspecies Genus Species subspecies Breeding Range Breeding Range 2 Non Breeding Range Aegotheles albertisi AU New Guinea Aegotheles albertisi albertisi Vokelkop Pen. (nw New Guinea) Aegotheles albertisi salvadorii …

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Jun 08 2011

New Caledonian Owlet-nightjar (aegotheles savesi)

[order] APODIFORMES | [family] aegothelidae | [latin] aegotheles savesi | [UK] New Caledonian Owlet-nightjar | [FR] aegothele caledonien | [DE] Schwarzrucken-Schwalm | [ES] Egotelo de Nueva Caledonia | [NL] Nieuwcaledonische Dwergnachtzw Subspecies Monotypic species Physical charateristics Large, dark owlet-nightjar. Plumage rather uniformly vermiculated grey-brown and black. Structurally distinct with short rounded wings, long, slightly rounded …

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Jun 08 2011

Starry Owlet-nightjar (aegotheles tatei)

[order] APODIFORMES | [family] aegothelidae | [latin] aegotheles tatei | [UK] Starry Owlet-nightjar | [FR] aegothele de Tate | [DE] Kauzchenschwalm | [ES] Egotelo de Rand | [NL] Subspecies Monotypic species Physical charateristics Similar to Feline Owlet-Nightar but smaller, less white markings and rufous-brown underwings. Tail pattern also differs. wingspan min.: 0 cm wingspan max.: …

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Jun 08 2011

Vogelkop Owlet-nightjar (aegotheles affinis)

[order] APODIFORMES | [family] aegothelidae | [latin] aegotheles affinis | [UK] Vogelkop Owlet-nightjar | [FR] aegothele de Vogelkop | [DE] Vogelkopschwalm | [ES] Egothelo Vogelkop | [NL] Vogelkop Dwergnachtzwaluw Subspecies Monotypic species Physical charateristics Uniformely sooty brown to black coloration with light-brown bars. Distighuished by lookalike Barred Owlet-Nightjar by more rounded wings. wingspan min.: 0 …

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Jun 08 2011

Wallaces Owlet-nightjar (aegotheles wallacii)

[order] APODIFORMES | [family] aegothelidae | [latin] aegotheles wallacii | [UK] Wallaces Owlet-nightjar | [FR] aegothele de Wallace | [DE] Fleckenschwalm | [ES] Egotelo de Wallace | [NL] Wallace’s Dwergnachtzwaluw Subspecies Genus Species subspecies Breeding Range Breeding Range 2 Non Breeding Range Aegotheles wallacii AU New Guinea Aegotheles wallacii gigas s New Guinea, Weyland Mts. …

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Jun 08 2011

Feline Owlet-nightjar (aegotheles insignis)

[order] APODIFORMES | [family] aegothelidae | [latin] aegotheles insignis | [UK] Feline Owlet-nightjar | [FR] Grand aegothele | [DE] Kauzchenschwalm | [ES] Egotelo Grande | [NL] Dwergnachtzwaluw Subspecies Monotypic species Physical charateristics Two well-defined color morphs-rufous and brown; intermediates also occur. upperparts have sparse whitish streaks or spots and prominent lateral crown stripes; throat is …

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