Aegotheles bennetii terborghi Diamond, 1967

Karimui owlet-nightjar



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Aegotheles affinis terborghi (Diamond, 1967)


Conservation Status

Last record: 16 August 1964

Rediscovered in July 2016

IUCN RedList status: Data Deficient



Karimui Basin, Eastern Highlands, Papua New Guinea


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Diamond, J.M. (1967). New subspecies and records of birds from the Karimui Basin, New Guinea. American Museum Novitates 2284: 1-17.


Other references:

Beehler, B.M. & Pratt, T.K. (2016). Birds of New Guinea: Distribution, Taxonomy, and Systematics. Princeton University Press, Princeton, New Jersey.

BirdLife International. 2014. Aegotheles affinis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2014: e.T60814512A60815103. Downloaded on 18 August 2016.

del Hoyo, J. & Collar, N. J. 2014. The HBW and BirdLife International illustrated checklist of the birds of the world, vol. 1. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.

Del Hoyo, J., Collar, N. & Kirwan, G.M. (2016). Allied Owlet-nightjar (Aegotheles affinis). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.

Dumbacher, J.P., Pratt, T.K. & Fleischer, R.C. (2003). Phylogeny of the owlet-nightjars (Aves: Aegothelidae) based on mitochondrial DNA sequence. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 29(3): 540-549.

Lagerqvist, Markus, Banwell, Ashley and McNeill. (2017). First field observation of Karimui Owlet-Nightjar Aegotheles bennetii terborghi. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists' Club 137(2): 95-99.

Sibley, C.G. & Monroe Jr., B.L. (1990). Distribution and Taxonomy of Birds of the World. Yale University Press, New Haven, Connecticut.



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