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Andaman nightjar

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Kingdom  Animalia
Order  Caprimulgiformes
Genus  Caprimulgus
Higher classification  Caprimulgus
Phylum  Chordata
Family  Caprimulgidae
Scientific name  Caprimulgus andamanicus
Rank  Species
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Similar  Bates's nightjar, Star‑spotted nightjar, Donaldson Smith's nightjar, Sombre nightjar, Brown nightjar

The Andaman nightjar (Caprimulgus andamanicus) is a species of nightjar found in the Andaman Islands. It is sometimes considered a subspecies of the large-tailed nightjar, however the song and morphology are distinct.

The species is found in most of the islands in the Andamans and calls suggest it may be possible in the Narcondam Island as well. It is said to be common in teak forest and open country with scattered trees. The call is a tyuk lacking the following tremolo that is heard in the large-tailed nightjar and more rapidly repeated.

References

Andaman nightjar Wikipedia


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