Aegotheles tatei Pratt, 2000

Spangled owlet-nightjar



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: 1969

Rediscovered in 2003

IUCN RedList status: Data Deficient



Papua New Guinea


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Pratt, T. K. 2000. Evidence for a previously unrecognized species of Owlet-nightjar. The Auk 117(1): 1-11.


Other references:

BirdLife International. 2016. Aegotheles tatei. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T22728459A104770154. Downloaded on 12 February 2017.

Cleere, N., and Nurney, D. 1998. Nightjars: a guide to nightjars and related nightbirds. Pica Press, Robertsbridge, U.K.

Olson, S. L.; Balouet, C.; Fisher, C. T. 1987. The owlet-night of New Caledonia, Aegotheles savesi, with comments on the systematics of the Aegothelidae. Le Gerfaut 77: 341-352.


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