Caprimulgus atripennis

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.

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 atripennis
Spp Author: 
Jerd.
Book Author: 
Barnes, H. Edwin
Year: 
1885
Page No: 
90
Common name: 
Ghat Night Jar
M_ID: 
7314
M_CN: 
Jerdon's Nightjar
M_SN: 
Caprimulgus atripennis
id: 
11311

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