Freckled Nightjar ( Caprimulgus tristigma, family: )

Freckled Nightjar Kruger National Park birds The Freckled Nightjar (Latin name Caprimulgus tristigma) is described in Roberts Birds of Southern Africa, 7th Edition. This bird has a unique Roberts number of 408 and you will find a full description of this bird on page 266 also a picture of the Freckled Nightjar on page . The Freckled Nightjar belongs to the family of birds classified as . According to the Percy FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology the Freckled Nightjar is also known by these other names: West African Freckled Nightjar, Freckled Rock Nightjar, Rock Nightjar, Abyssinian Freckled Nightjar, Cape freckled Nightjar, South African Freckled Nightjar, Gold Coast Uele 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 Freckled Nightjar is neither Endemic or near Endemic to the Kruger National Park. It is however a common resident

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

The Freckled Nightjar.

Identification assistance for this avian species ...

The male and female Freckled 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 Freckled Nightjar takes on more than a single mate (it is bigamous).

The nesting habit of Freckled Nightjar is extra limital

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Names of this avian species in other languages ...

Xhosa ... Unknown

Zulu ... Unknown

Afrikaans ...Donkernaguil

German ... Fleckennachtschwalbe

Portuguese ... Noitib-sardento

French ... Engoulevent pointill

Dutch ... Rotsnachtzwaluw

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

Robert's 7th edition number ... 408

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 ,