Caprimulgus monticolus

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.

FRANKLIN'S NIGHT-JAR.

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.

BookTitle: 
Handbook to the Birds of the Bombay Presidency
Reference: 
Barnes, Henry Edwin. Handbook to the birds of the Bombay Presidency, 1885.
Title in Book: 
Caprimulgus monticolus
Spp Author: 
Frankl.
Book Author: 
Barnes, H. Edwin
Year: 
1885
Page No: 
92
Common name: 
Franklins Night-jar
M_ID: 
7355
M_SN: 
Caprimulgus affinis monticolus
id: 
11315

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