Vogelkop Owlet-nightjar (aegotheles affinis)

Vogelkop Owlet-nightjar

[order] APODIFORMES | [family] aegothelidae | [latin] aegotheles affinis | [UK] Vogelkop Owlet-nightjar | [FR] aegothele de Vogelkop | [DE] Vogelkopschwalm | [ES] Egothelo Vogelkop | [NL] Vogelkop Dwergnachtzwaluw


Monotypic species

Physical charateristics

Uniformely sooty brown to black coloration with light-brown bars. Distighuished by lookalike Barred Owlet-Nightjar by more rounded wings.

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Australasia : New Guinea, restricted to montanous areas of the Island of Vogelkop, the Arfak Mountains


Prefers higher elevation forest.


This species nest in holes, no further data.

Feeding habits

The diet includes insects such as spiders and millipedes.


Not yet recognized as a full species by Birdlife or HBW


Presumably sedentary

Distribution map

Vogelkop Owlet-nightjar distribution range map

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