Archbolds Owlet-nightjar (aegotheles archboldi)

Archbolds Owlet-nightjar

[order] APODIFORMES | [family] aegothelidae | [latin] aegotheles archboldi | [UK] Archbolds Owlet-nightjar | [FR] aegothele de l’Est | [DE] Archbold-Bergschwalm | [ES] Egotelo de Archbold | [NL] Archbolds Dwergnachtzwaluw


Monotypic species

Physical charateristics

Typical Owlet-Nightjar. Rufous and brown morphs; intermediates also occur. Sexes are similar. Has dark barred upperparts with white spots. Dark, richly colored underparts and is more heavily marked than lookalike Mountain Owlet-nightjar.

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Australasia : New Guinea


Occupies montane forests,with reliable records at 2062-3600m;probably lives in subalpine thickets at the upper limit of its range


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Feeding habits

No data


Although this species may have a restricted range, it is not believed to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence <20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or severe fragmentation). The population trend appears to be stable, and hence the species does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population trend criterion (>30% decline over ten years or three generations). The population size has not been quantified, but it is not believed to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population size criterion (<10,000 mature individuals with a continuing decline estimated to be >10% in ten years or three generations, or with a specified population structure). For these reasons the species is evaluated as Least Concern.

Archbolds Owlet-nightjar status Least Concern


Presumably sedentary

Distribution map

Archbolds Owlet-nightjar distribution range map

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