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Rufous cheeked nightjar

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Kingdom  Animalia
Order  Caprimulgiformes
Genus  Caprimulgus
Higher classification  Caprimulgus
Phylum  Chordata
Family  Caprimulgidae
Scientific name  Caprimulgus rufigena
Rank  Species
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Similar  Nightjar, Bird, Freckled nightjar, Caprimulgus, Sombre nightjar

The rufous-cheeked nightjar (Caprimulgus rufigena) is a species of nightjar in the family Caprimulgidae. It is an intra-African migrant that breeds in the south of its range. It spends the non-breeding season in eastern Nigeria, Cameroon, southern Chad and Sudan, the Republic of the Congo, the D.R.C. and western Central African Republic. During the southern hemisphere summer it is found in Angola, Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe.


  • C. r. rufigena – breeds mainly in South Africa, Zimbabwe and Zambia
  • C. r. damarensis – breeds mainly in Botswana, Namibia and Angola
  • References

    Rufous-cheeked nightjar Wikipedia