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Andaman Nightjar Caprimulgus andamanicus   - Male
Andaman Nightjar
Photographer : © Subhadeep Ghosh
Location :Sippighat, South Andaman, Andaman Islands, India
Date : 25 January 2018
English synonyms:Large-tailed Nightjar
Bird Family :Caprimulgidae - Typical Nightjars
Red Data Status :Least Concern
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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.

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