Fiery-necked Nightjar ( Caprimulgus pectoralis, family: )

Fiery Necked Nightjar Kruger National Park birds The Fiery-necked Nightjar (Latin name Caprimulgus pectoralis) is described in Roberts Birds of Southern Africa, 7th Edition. This bird has a unique Roberts number of 405 and you will find a full description of this bird on page 264 also a picture of the Fiery-necked Nightjar on page . The Fiery-necked Nightjar belongs to the family of birds classified as . According to the Percy FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology the Fiery-necked Nightjar is also known by these other names: Black-shouldered Nightjar, Dusky Nightjar, Cuvier's Nightjar, South African Nightjar, Cape Nightjar, Pectoral Nightjar, Shelley's Nightjar, Kwale Nightjar.

The map of the Kruger you see on this page shows the areas (coloured orange) where this bird has been identified. The basic information was provided by the Avian Demographic Unit based at UCT and I created the maps from that information ... the green dots show the locations of the various Kruger National Park Rest Camps

The Fiery-necked Nightjar is neither Endemic or near Endemic to the Kruger National Park. It is however a common resident

In terms of distribution of the Fiery-necked Nightjar in the Kruger National Park you may not see it in all areas. Fiery-necked Nightjar : see above distribution map.

The Fiery-necked Nightjar.

Identification assistance for this avian species ...

The male and female Fiery-necked Nightjar have the same plumage and colours

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This bird has normally proportioned leg length.

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Breeding and nesting habits for this bird ...

The Fiery-necked Nightjar takes on more than a single mate (it is bigamous).

The nesting habit of Fiery-necked Nightjar is extra limital

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Names of this avian species in other languages ...

Xhosa ... Udebeza

Zulu ... uZavolo

Afrikaans ...Afrikaanse Naguil

German ... Rotnacken-Nachtschwalbe

Portuguese ... Noitib-de-pescoo-dourado

French ... Engoulevent musicien

Dutch ... Roesthalsnachtzwaluw

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For in-depth birding information please refer to these authoritative avian references ...

Robert's 7th edition number ... 405

The main reference source for this data was "Roberts - Birds of Southern Africa, 7th Edition" . Other references were "Newmans Birds of the Kruger Park" by Keith Newman published circa 1980 . Names in foreign languages were obtained from the Percy Fitzpatrick Institute of African Ornithology, University of Cape Town website ,