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The world's most endangered nightjars, nighthawks, frogmouths, and potoos


Chart: conservation status of the world's nightjars, nighthawks, frogmouths, and potoos
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The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species evaluates the conservation status of plant and animal species. The list is based on scientific assessment of an organism's status by experts.

Conservation status of the world's nightjars, nighthawks, frogmouths, and potoos


Species comprising the chart above include:

FamilyScientific nameCommon name(s)Red List statusPopulation trend
AEGOTHELIDAEAegotheles savesiEnigmatic Owlet-Nightjar, New Caledonian Owlet-nightjar, New Caledonian Owlet-NightjarCRdecreasing
CAPRIMULGIDAESiphonorhis americanaJamaican Paraque, Jamaican Pauraque, Jamaican PoorwillCRunknown
CAPRIMULGIDAECaprimulgus noctitherusPuerto Rican Nightjar, Puerto Rican Whip-poor-willENdecreasing
CAPRIMULGIDAECaprimulgus prigogineiItombwe Nightjar, Prigogine's NightjarENdecreasing
CAPRIMULGIDAEEleothreptus candicansWhite-winged NightjarENdecreasing
CAPRIMULGIDAECaprimulgus concretusBonaparte's Nightjar, Sunda NightjarVUdecreasing
CAPRIMULGIDAECaprimulgus solalaNechisar NightjarVUunknown
CAPRIMULGIDAEEurostopodus diabolicusSatanic Eared-Nightjar, Satanic Nightjar, Sulawesi Eared-nightjarVUdecreasing
PODARGIDAEBatrachostomus auritusLarge FrogmouthNTdecreasing
PODARGIDAEBatrachostomus hartertiDulit FrogmouthNTdecreasing
PODARGIDAEBatrachostomus mixtusBornean FrogmouthNTdecreasing
PODARGIDAEBatrachostomus poliolophusShort-tailed FrogmouthNTdecreasing
PODARGIDAEBatrachostomus stellatusGould's FrogmouthNTdecreasing
CAPRIMULGIDAECaprimulgus pulchellusSalvadori's NightjarNTdecreasing
CAPRIMULGIDAEEleothreptus anomalusSickle-winged NightjarNTdecreasing
CAPRIMULGIDAENyctiphrynus rosenbergiChoco Poorwill, Chocó PoorwillNTdecreasing
CAPRIMULGIDAENyctiprogne vielliardiBahian Nighthawk, Plain-tailed NighthawkNTdecreasing
PODARGIDAERigidipenna inexpectataSolomon Islands FrogmouthNTdecreasing
CAPRIMULGIDAESiphonorhis brewsteriLeast Pauraque, Least PoorwillNTdecreasing
AEGOTHELIDAEAegotheles albertisiMountain Owlet-nightjar, Mountain Owlet-NightjarLCstable
AEGOTHELIDAEAegotheles archboldiArchbold's Owlet-nightjar, Archbold's Owlet-NightjarLCstable
AEGOTHELIDAEAegotheles bennettiiBarred Owlet-nightjar, Barred Owlet-NightjarLCstable
AEGOTHELIDAEAegotheles crinifronsLong-whiskered Owlet-nightjar, Long-whiskered Owlet-NightjarLCstable
AEGOTHELIDAEAegotheles cristatusAustralian Owlet-nightjar, Australian Owlet-NightjarLCstable
AEGOTHELIDAEAegotheles insignisFeline Owlet-nightjarLCstable
PODARGIDAEBatrachostomus affinisBlyth's FrogmouthLCstable
PODARGIDAEBatrachostomus cornutusSunda FrogmouthLCstable
PODARGIDAEBatrachostomus hodgsoniHodgson's FrogmouthLCstable
PODARGIDAEBatrachostomus javensisJavan FrogmouthLCstable
PODARGIDAEBatrachostomus moniligerCeylon Frogmouth, Sri Lanka FrogmouthLCstable
PODARGIDAEBatrachostomus septimusPhilippine FrogmouthLCdecreasing
CAPRIMULGIDAECaprimulgus aegyptiusEgyptian NightjarLCdecreasing
CAPRIMULGIDAECaprimulgus affinisSavanna NightjarLCstable
CAPRIMULGIDAECaprimulgus anthonyiAnthony's Nightjar, Scrub NightjarLCincreasing
CAPRIMULGIDAECaprimulgus arizonaeMexican Whip-poor-willLCunknown
CAPRIMULGIDAECaprimulgus asiaticusIndian NightjarLCstable
CAPRIMULGIDAECaprimulgus atripennisJerdon's NightjarLCstable
CAPRIMULGIDAECaprimulgus badiusYucatan NightjarLCstable
CAPRIMULGIDAECaprimulgus batesiBates's NightjarLCdecreasing
CAPRIMULGIDAECaprimulgus binotatusBrown NightjarLCdecreasing
CAPRIMULGIDAECaprimulgus carolinensisChuck-will's-widowLCdecreasing
CAPRIMULGIDAECaprimulgus cayennensisWhite-tailed NightjarLCstable
CAPRIMULGIDAECaprimulgus celebensisSulawesi NightjarLCdecreasing
CAPRIMULGIDAECaprimulgus clarusSlender-tailed NightjarLCstable
CAPRIMULGIDAECaprimulgus climacurusLong-tailed NightjarLCstable
CAPRIMULGIDAECaprimulgus cubanensisCuban Nightjar, Greater Antillean NightjarLCstable
CAPRIMULGIDAECaprimulgus donaldsoniDonaldson-Smith's NightjarLCstable
CAPRIMULGIDAECaprimulgus ekmaniHispaniola NightjarLCstable
CAPRIMULGIDAECaprimulgus enarratusCollared NightjarLCdecreasing
CAPRIMULGIDAECaprimulgus europaeusEurasian Nightjar, European Nightjar, NightjarLCdecreasing
CAPRIMULGIDAECaprimulgus eximiusGolden NightjarLCstable
CAPRIMULGIDAECaprimulgus fossiiGaboon Nightjar, Square-tailed NightjarLCstable
CAPRIMULGIDAECaprimulgus fraenatusDusky Nightjar, Sombre NightjarLCstable
CAPRIMULGIDAECaprimulgus heterurusTodd's NightjarLCstable
CAPRIMULGIDAECaprimulgus hirundinaceusPygmy NightjarLCstable
CAPRIMULGIDAECaprimulgus indicusGray Nightjar, Grey NightjarLCstable
CAPRIMULGIDAECaprimulgus inornatusPlain NightjarLCstable
CAPRIMULGIDAECaprimulgus longirostrisBand-winged NightjarLCstable
CAPRIMULGIDAECaprimulgus macrurusLarge-tailed NightjarLCstable
CAPRIMULGIDAECaprimulgus maculicaudusSpot-tailed NightjarLCstable
CAPRIMULGIDAECaprimulgus madagascariensisMadagascar NightjarLCstable
CAPRIMULGIDAECaprimulgus mahrattensisSykes's NightjarLCstable
CAPRIMULGIDAECaprimulgus manillensisPhilippine NightjarLCstable
CAPRIMULGIDAECaprimulgus meesiMees's NightjarLCstable
CAPRIMULGIDAECaprimulgus natalensisNatal Nightjar, Swamp NightjarLCdecreasing
CAPRIMULGIDAECaprimulgus nigrescensBlackish NightjarLCstable
CAPRIMULGIDAECaprimulgus nigriscapularisBlack-shouldered NightjarLCstable
CAPRIMULGIDAECaprimulgus nubicusNubian NightjarLCdecreasing
CAPRIMULGIDAECaprimulgus parvulusLittle NightjarLCstable
CAPRIMULGIDAECaprimulgus pectoralisFiery-necked NightjarLCstable
CAPRIMULGIDAECaprimulgus poliocephalusMontane NightjarLCstable
CAPRIMULGIDAECaprimulgus ridgwayiBuff-collared NightjarLCdecreasing
CAPRIMULGIDAECaprimulgus ruficollisRed-necked NightjarLCdecreasing
CAPRIMULGIDAECaprimulgus rufigenaRufous-cheeked NightjarLCstable
CAPRIMULGIDAECaprimulgus rufusRufous NightjarLCdecreasing
CAPRIMULGIDAECaprimulgus ruwenzoriiRuwenzori NightjarLCstable
CAPRIMULGIDAECaprimulgus salviniTawny-collared NightjarLCstable
CAPRIMULGIDAECaprimulgus saturatusDusky NightjarLCstable
CAPRIMULGIDAECaprimulgus sericocaudatusSilky-tailed NightjarLCdecreasing
CAPRIMULGIDAECaprimulgus stellatusStar-spotted NightjarLCstable
CAPRIMULGIDAECaprimulgus tristigmaFreckled Nightjar, Freckled Rock NightjarLCstable
CAPRIMULGIDAECaprimulgus vociferusEastern Whip-poor-willLCdecreasing
CAPRIMULGIDAECaprimulgus whitelyiRoraiman NightjarLCstable
CAPRIMULGIDAEChordeiles acutipennisLesser NighthawkLCincreasing
CAPRIMULGIDAEChordeiles gundlachiiAntillean NighthawkLCstable
CAPRIMULGIDAEChordeiles minorCommon NighthawkLCdecreasing
CAPRIMULGIDAEChordeiles nacundaNacunda NighthawkLCstable
CAPRIMULGIDAEChordeiles pusillusLeast NighthawkLCstable
CAPRIMULGIDAEChordeiles rupestrisSand-colored Nighthawk, Sand-coloured NighthawkLCdecreasing
CAPRIMULGIDAEEurostopodus archboldiCloud-forest Nightjar, Mountain Eared-nightjar, Mountain Eared-NightjarLCstable
CAPRIMULGIDAEEurostopodus argusSpotted Eared-nightjar, Spotted Eared-Nightjar, Spotted NightjarLCstable
CAPRIMULGIDAEEurostopodus macrotisGreat Eared-nightjar, Great Eared Nightjar, Great Eared-NightjarLCstable
CAPRIMULGIDAEEurostopodus mystacalisWhite-throated Eared-nightjar, White-throated Eared-Nightjar, White-throated NightjarLCdecreasing
CAPRIMULGIDAEEurostopodus papuensisPapuan Eared-nightjar, Papuan Eared-Nightjar, Papuan NightjarLCdecreasing
CAPRIMULGIDAEEurostopodus temminckiiMalaysian Eared-nightjar, Malaysian Eared Nightjar, Malaysian Eared-NightjarLCstable
CAPRIMULGIDAEHydropsalis climacocercaLadder-tailed NightjarLCstable
CAPRIMULGIDAEHydropsalis torquataScissor-tailed NightjarLCstable
CAPRIMULGIDAELurocalis rufiventrisRufous-bellied NighthawkLCdecreasing
CAPRIMULGIDAELurocalis semitorquatusShort-tailed NighthawkLCstable
CAPRIMULGIDAEMacrodipteryx longipennisStandard-winged NightjarLCstable
CAPRIMULGIDAEMacrodipteryx vexillariusPennant-winged NightjarLCstable
CAPRIMULGIDAEMacropsalis forcipataLong-trained NightjarLCdecreasing
NYCTIBIIDAENyctibius aethereusLong-tailed PotooLCdecreasing
NYCTIBIIDAENyctibius bracteatusRufous PotooLCdecreasing
NYCTIBIIDAENyctibius grandisGreat PotooLCdecreasing
NYCTIBIIDAENyctibius griseusCommon Potoo, Grey PotooLCdecreasing
NYCTIBIIDAENyctibius jamaicensisCommon Potoo, Northern PotooLCdecreasing
NYCTIBIIDAENyctibius leucopterusWhite-winged PotooLCdecreasing
NYCTIBIIDAENyctibius maculosusAndean PotooLCdecreasing
CAPRIMULGIDAENyctidromus albicollisCommon Pauraque, PauraqueLCdecreasing
CAPRIMULGIDAENyctiphrynus mcleodiiEared PoorwillLCstable
CAPRIMULGIDAENyctiphrynus ocellatusOcellated PoorwillLCdecreasing
CAPRIMULGIDAENyctiphrynus yucatanicusYucatan PoorwillLCstable
CAPRIMULGIDAENyctiprogne leucopygaBand-tailed NighthawkLCdecreasing
CAPRIMULGIDAEPhalaenoptilus nuttalliiCommon PoorwillLCincreasing
PODARGIDAEPodargus ocellatusMarbled FrogmouthLCdecreasing
PODARGIDAEPodargus papuensisPapuan FrogmouthLCstable
PODARGIDAEPodargus strigoidesTawny FrogmouthLCstable
STEATORNITHIDAESteatornis caripensisOilbirdLCdecreasing
CAPRIMULGIDAEUropsalis lyraLyre-tailed NightjarLCstable
CAPRIMULGIDAEUropsalis segmentataSwallow-tailed NightjarLCstable
AEGOTHELIDAEAegotheles tateiStarry Owlet-nightjarDDstable
AEGOTHELIDAEAegotheles wallaciiWallace's Owlet-nightjar, Wallace's Owlet-NightjarDDunknown
CAPRIMULGIDAECaprimulgus centralasicusVaurie's NightjarDDunknown
CAPRIMULGIDAECaprimulgus maculosusCayenne NightjarDDunknown


This table and chart was last updated on August 8, 2012, based on data downloaded from the IUCN Red List site. For a species profile, click on its scientific name.





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