Caprimulgus monticolus, Frankl.
114. :- Jerdon's Birds of India, Vol. I, p. 198 ; Butler, Guzerat; Stray Feathers, Vol. III, p. 455; Deccan, Stray Feathers, Vol. IX, p. 381.
Length, 10; expanse, 24 ; wing, 8; tail, 4.25.
Pale ashy-brown, variegated with rufous and dusky; the abdomen banded with rufous and black; primaries brownish-black, the four outer ones with a broad white band, the six middle tail- feathers with slender black, undulations, the two outer ones on each side entirely white, tipped with brown.
The female has a .rufous band on the first four primaries, and the tail is all of one color without any white; she is also generally paler than the male.
The general hue of this species is more uniform than in any of the others ; tarsus naked.
Franklin's Night-jar is not uncommon in well-wooded portions of the Deccan and South Mahratta country, and it is also common at Mount Aboo, Mhow and Neemuch, but has not been recorded from Sind.