Eurostopodus diabolicus Stresemann, 1931

Heinrich's nightjar, Diabolical nightjar, Satanic nightjar, Sulawesi eared-nightjar, Kalabat Volcano nightjar (used by Anonymous, 1964)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: 1931

Rediscovered in 1996 (18 July 1998?)

IUCN RedList status: Vulnerable



Bolaang Mongondow, North Sulawesi, Indonesia


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Stresemann, Erwin. (1931). Vorläufiges über die ornithologischen Ergebnisse der Expedition Heinrich 1930-1931. Orn. Monatsber. 39: 7-14, 44-47, 77-85, 102-105, 167-171.


Other references:

Anonymous. (1964). List of rare birds, including those thought to be so but of which detailed information is still lacking. IUCN Bulletin 10(Special Supplement): 4 pp.

BirdLife International. (2001). Threatened birds of Asia: the BirdLife International Red Data Book. BirdLife International, Cambridge, U.K. [Relevant text here]

BirdLife International. (2012). Eurostopodus diabolicus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. ( Downloaded on 04 July 2015.

Bishop, K. David and Diamond, Jared M. (1997). Rediscovery of Heinrich's Nightjar [i]Eurostopodus diabolicus[/i]. Kukila 9: 71-73.  [Abstract]

Boon, L. and Faustino, A. (2005). A second nest of Heinrich's Nightjar. BirdingASIA: 58-59.

Cleere, N. (2010). Nightjars, Frogmouths, Potoos, Oilbird and Owlet-nightjars of the World. WILDGuides, UK. 464 pp.

Collar, Nigel J. (2009). Pioneer of Asian ornithology: Gerd Heinrich. BirdingASIA 11: 33-40.

Mauro, Iwein. (2003). Little known Oriental bird: Heinrich’s nightjar Eurostopodus diabolicus. Oriental Bird Club Bulletin 37: 30-34.

Riley, J. and Wardill, J. C. (2003). The status, habitat and nest of the Satanic Nightjar [i]Eurostopodus diabolicus[/i]. Kukila 12: 3-11.

Scott, Peter (ed.). (1965). Preliminary List of Rare Mammals and Birds, pp. 155-237. In: The Launching of a New Ark. First Report of the President and Trustees of the World Wildlife Fund. An International Foundation for saving the world's wildlife and wild places 1961-1964. London: Collins.

Yong, Ding Li et al. (2012). Notes on Breeding Behaviour, Ecology, Taxonomy and Vocalisations of Satanic Nightjar [i]Eurostopodus diabolicus[/i] in Central Sulawesi. Kukila 16(1): 16-30.


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