Barred Owlet-nightjar (aegotheles bennettii)

Barred Owlet-nightjar

[order] APODIFORMES | [family] aegothelidae | [latin] aegotheles bennettii | [UK] Barred Owlet-nightjar | [FR] aegothele barre | [DE] Bennettschwalm | [ES] Egotelo Barrado | [NL] Bennetts Dwergnachtzwaluw


Genus Species subspecies Breeding Range Breeding Range 2 Non Breeding Range
Aegotheles bennettii AU New Guinea
Aegotheles bennettii bennettii se New Guinea, Aru I.
Aegotheles bennettii plumiferus D’Entrecasteaux Arch.
Aegotheles bennettii terborghi sc New Guinea
Aegotheles bennettii wiedenfeldi n New Guinea

Physical charateristics

Upperparts are dark brown to blackish with narrow light lines; underparts are pale gray to whitish buff with broad bars and spots. Sexes are similar.

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size min.: 20 cm size max.: 23 cm
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broods: 0   eggs min.: 0  
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Australasia : New Guinea. South Coast and South East New Guinea


Lowland forests and edges up to 1000m


No data

Feeding habits

No data


This species has a very large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence greater than 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 ( over 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.
Barred Owlet-nightjar status Least Concern


Presumably sedentary

Distribution map

Barred Owlet-nightjar distribution range map

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