Caprimulgus atripennis, Jerd.
111.- Jerdon's Birds of of India, Vol. I, p. 196 ; Butler, Deccan; Stray Feathers, Vol. IX, p. 380.
THE GHAT NIGHT-JAR.
Length, 10.5 to 11; wing, 6.5 to 7.5; tail, 5.5 to 6.
Males have the crown and nape dark brownish-ashy, minutely mottled with black dashes along the crown; margins of the scapulars and wings white ; breast and forepart of the abdomen dark, contrasting strongly with the light buffy tint of the hind part of the belly ; vent and lower tail-coverts, which last tend to whitish in some; nape, breast, and back suffused with a russet tinge, not seen in the other species of the group; quills pure black,not mottled at the tip; ear-coverts ferruginous.
In females the quills are mottled at the tips; the Ghat Nightjar has been obtained in the forest tract to the west of Belgaum, but has not been recorded from any other portion of our limits.