|Taxonomic Notes :|
Monotypic species endemic to the Andaman Islands, India.
Formerly considered a subspecies of Large-tailed Nightjar Caprimulgus macrurus. Split following Sangster, G. and Rozendaal, F. G. (2004) Systematics of Asian birds, 41. Territorial songs and species-level taxonomy of nightjars of the Caprimulgus macrurus complex, with description of a new species. Zool. Verh. 350: 7-45.