Caprimulgus kelaarti

Caprimulgus kelaarti, Bly.

108. :- Jerdon's Birds of India, Vol. I, p. 193 ; Butler, Deccan; Stray Feathers, Vol. IX, p. 380.

THE NEILGHERRY NIGHT-JAR.

Length, 11.5; wing, 7.25 ; tail, 5.75 ; tarsus, 0.6.

Plumage generally light cinereous, much mottled with black and dusky, and in parts tinged with light fawn and - cream-color ; ears black, edged with light rufous ; line below the ears extending along the gape and throat spot white; small white marks on the inner webs only of the first four quills; all the tail- feathers, except the four centre ones, tipped with white, with a dusky margin ; the primaries are slightly mottled at their tip ; the wings do not reach to the end of the tail.

The Neilgherry Night-jar is very rare, and has only been recorded from the Konkan and the forest tract to the west of Belgaum. It is only doubtfully distinct from G. indicus, and might I think with advantage be suppressed.

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 kelaarti
Spp Author: 
Bly.
Book Author: 
Barnes, H. Edwin
Year: 
1885
Page No: 
90
Common name: 
Neilgherry Night Jar
M_ID: 
7285
M_SN: 
Caprimulgus indicus kelaarti
id: 
11309

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