IUCN threat status:

Data Deficient (DD)


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Range Description

Caprimulgus centralasicus is known from a single record in Xinjiang, western China. Several recent surveys of the type locality and other similar sites in this region have failed to locate it, indicating that it is scarce and presumably localised. Its taxonomic status requires clarification, as it has been suggested that the specimen may prove to be an immature European Nightjar C. europaeus plumipes, although this theory has been called into question more recently (Leader 2009).


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