Caprimulgiformes (Frogmouths, Nightjars, Oilbirds, Owlet-nightjars and Potoos)


Family: Aegothelidae (Owlet-nightjars)

Scientific Name Author/s Common Name Last Record Distribution Status Taxon Profile
Aegotheles bennetii terborghi Diamond, 1967 Karimui owlet-nightjar - Karimui Basin, Eastern Highlands, Papua New Guinea Rediscovered Access
Aegotheles novaezealandiae Scarlett, 1968 Owlet-nightjar pre-1280 AD New Zealand (both major islands, plus D'Urville Island) Extinct Access
Aegotheles savesi Layard & Layard, 1881 Enigmatic owlet-nightjar, New Caledonian owlet-nightjar 1880 New Caledonia Missing Access
Aegotheles tatei Pratt, 2000 Spangled owlet-nightjar - Papua New Guinea Missing Access



Family: Caprimulgidae (Nightjars)

Scientific Name Author/s Common Name Last Record Distribution Status Taxon Profile
Antrostomus noctitherus (Wetmore, 1919) Puerto Rican Nightjar, Puerto Rican Whip-poor-will - Puerto Rico Rediscovered Access
Caprimulgus centralasicus Vaurie, 1960 Vaurie's nightjar pre-1961 Xinjiang, China Invalid (synonym) Access
Caprimulgus piurensis Campbell, 1979 - Late Pleistocene South America Extinct Access
Caprimulgus prigoginei Louette, 1990 Itombwe Nightjar; Prigogine's Nightjar August 1955 Itombwe Mountains, eastern Democratic Republic of Congo Missing Access
Caprimulgus solala Safford, Ash, Duckworth, Telfer & Zewdie, 1995 Nechisar nightjar - Nechisar National Park, Ethiopia Rediscovered Access
Eurostopodus diabolicus Stresemann, 1931 Heinrich's nightjar, Diabolical nightjar, Satanic nightjar, Sulawesi eared-nightjar, Kalabat Volcano nightjar - Bolaang Mongondow, North Sulawesi, Indonesia Rediscovered Access
Eurostopodus exul Mayr, 1941 White-throated nightjar  21 August 1939 Tao, New Caledonia (northwestern) Missing Access
Setopagis maculosa (Todd, 1920) Cayenne nightjar 1917 French Guiana Missing Access
Siphonorhis americana Linnaeus, 1758 Jamaican pauraque, Jamaican pauraqué, Jamaican poorwill 1860 Jamaica Missing Access
Siphonorhis brewsteri brewsteri (Chapman, 1917) Least poorwill - Dominican Republic & Haiti, Hispaniola Rediscovered Access
Siphonorhis daiquiri Olson, 1985 Cuban Siphonorhis, Cuban pauraque, Torico Cubano Holocene Cuba Extinct Access
CAPRIMULGIDAE sp. nov. 'Bahamas' -   Late Pleistocene New Providence, Bahamas Extinct Access



Family: Nyctibiidae (Potoos)

Scientific Name Author/s Common Name Last Record Distribution Status Taxon Profile
Nyctibius leucopterus (Wied, 1821) White-winged potoo - Brazil, Guyana and Peru Rediscovered Access



Family: Podargidae (Frogmouths)

—No subordinate taxa


Family: Steatornithidae (Oilbird)

—No subordinate taxa


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