Tag: Nightjar

What effects do walkers and dogs have on the distribution and productivity of breeding European Nightjar Caprimulgus europaeus?

Nightjar (Caprimulgus europaeus) Science Article 1 abstract Several successive studies of European Nightjars Caprimulgus europaeus (hereafter, Nightjar) on the Dorset heaths demonstrated negative effects of the proximity of urban development and associated disturbance from access on foot by people and dogs. Surrogate measures of human density and settlement, including the amount of developed land around […]

Nightjar Caprimulgus europaeus and Woodlark Lullula arborea – recovering species in Britain?

Nightjar (Caprimulgus europaeus) Science Article 2 abstract The Nightjar Caprimulgus europaeus and Woodlark Lullula arborea are identified as species of conservation concern at both a UK and a European level on account of historical declines in their population sizes and ranges. The UK populations of both species have increased significantly in recent decades and this […]

Nightjar (Caprimulgus europaeus)

[order] CAPRIMULGIFORMES | [family] Caprimulgidae | [latin] Caprimulgus europaeus | [UK] Nightjar | [FR] Engoulevent d’Europe | [DE] Ziegenmelker | [ES] Chotacabra Gris de Europa | [NL] Nachtzwaluw Subspecies Genus Species subspecies Breeding Range Breeding Range 2 Non Breeding Range Physical charateristics A nocturnal bird, often perches at its daytime roost along a tree branch. […]