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Browsing through a species group

Depending on your selection, you can have a family or genus displayed.

You have a number of filter options: a. all, ticked or non-ticked (Default all); b. Geographical areas (default All) and c. checklist to be used (default as per your personal settings - Clements 6.7 for birds and GT 2.0 for non-birds). If you have modified the options, you need to click on "Set Filter" to activate.

* Column 1 gives sequence # based on the checklist that has been filtered
* Column 2 has a green tick marker if you have ticked the taxa
* Column 3 shows the IUCN codes (click on the code and you will be linked to IUCN species info site)

By clicking on on the menu line on any of these 3 columns (and column 5 and 6, see below), it will sort ascendingly or descendingly. You restore to the default sequence by clicking on column 1 until you have sequence #1 at the top.

* Column 4 has a Show/Hide marker for polytypic species (i.e. a species with multiple subspecies) - click on to show the underlying taxa; click again to hide. If you have expanded a number of polytypic species, you can hide them all by clicking on the species group itself.

* Column 5 (English name), column 6 (Scientific name) and, if you have the language option other than English, column 7 (Domestic name) are self-explanatory. The English and scientific names are from the checklist that has been filtered (in this case Clements 6.7). The domestic names come from various sources and translations.

* Column 8 has markers for species or subspecies with photos ( links to Photo Gallery) and those which lack photos ( links to Photo Upload page).

You can set the value on how many entries you want to display at a time. Also, you have a Search field with a predictive search function (starts after you have typed two letters) which is handy when browsing through big species groups like e.g. hummingbirds.

Finally, you will be redirected to the info page of the species which is highlighted in yellow by clicking on it.
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1 Red-necked Nightjar
Caprimulgus ruficollis
EU, AF: Breeding: Iberian Peninsula to nw AF. Nonbreeding: w AF
    Caprimulgus ruficollis ruficollis
EU, AF: Breeding: Iberian Pen., n Morocco. Nonbreeding: to west Africa
    Caprimulgus ruficollis desertorum
EU, AF: Breeding: ne Morocco, n Algeria and n Tunisia. Nonbreeding: to west Africa
4 Jungle Nightjar
Caprimulgus indicus
OR: Resident: India and Sri Lanka
    Caprimulgus indicus indicus
OR: Resident: c and s India
    Caprimulgus indicus kelaarti
OR: Resident: Sri Lanka
7 Grey Nightjar
Caprimulgus jotaka
OR: Breeding: Himalayas to e, se Asia. Nonbreeding: Indian subcontinent, se Asia s to Indonesia, Philippines.
    Caprimulgus jotaka jotaka
OR: Breeding: se Siberia to Japan, Korea and e China. Nonbreeding: to Indonesia and the Philippines
    Caprimulgus jotaka hazarae
OR: Resident: ne Pakistan through the Himalayas to ne India, Myanmar, s China and the Malay Pen.
10 Palau Nightjar   NT 
Caprimulgus phalaena
OR: Resident: Palau Is. (w Caroline Is.)
11 European Nightjar
Caprimulgus europaeus
EU: Breeding: w, c. Nonbreeding: AF
    Caprimulgus europaeus europaeus
EU: Resident: c and n Europe to c, n and sc Siberia
    Caprimulgus europaeus meridionalis
EU: Resident: s Europe and n Africa to the Caucasus and nw Iran
    Caprimulgus europaeus sarudnyi
EU: Resident: Kazakhstan and w Siberia
    Caprimulgus europaeus unwini
EU: Resident: Iraq and Iran to Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan
    Caprimulgus europaeus plumipes
EU: Resident: nw China to w and s Mongolia
    Caprimulgus europaeus dementievi
EU: Resident: ne Mongolia to sc Siberia
18 Sombre Nightjar
Caprimulgus fraenatus
AF: Resident: Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia to ne Tanzania
19 Rufous-cheeked Nightjar
Caprimulgus rufigena
AF: Breeding: s. Nonbreeding: wc AF
    Caprimulgus rufigena damarensis
AF: Resident: w Angola, Namibia, Botswana and nw South Africa
    Caprimulgus rufigena rufigena
AF: Resident: sw Zambia, Zimbabwe and c, e and s South Africa
22 Egyptian Nightjar
Caprimulgus aegyptius
EU, AF: Breeding: nw AF to sc Asia. Nonbreeding: e, c, w AF
    Caprimulgus aegyptius saharae
EU, AF: Breeding: Morocco to w Egypt. Nonbreeding: w Africa
    Caprimulgus aegyptius aegyptius
EU, AF: Breeding: ne Egypt through Arabia to w China, w Pakistan and se Iran. Nonbreeding: c Africa
25 Sykes's Nightjar
Caprimulgus mahrattensis
EU: Breeding: sc Asia. Nonbreeding: India
26 Vaurie's Nightjar
Caprimulgus centralasicus
EU: Resident: w China
27 Nubian Nightjar
Caprimulgus nubicus
AF: Resident: ne, n, also w, sw Arabian Peninsula
    Caprimulgus nubicus tamaricis
AF: Breeding: Jordan and Israel through sw Saudi Arabia to Yemen. Nonbreeding: ne Africa
    Caprimulgus nubicus nubicus
AF: Resident: c Sudan
    Caprimulgus nubicus torridus
AF: Resident: c Ethiopia to ne Uganda
    Caprimulgus nubicus jonesi
AF: Resident: Socotra I.
32 Golden Nightjar
Caprimulgus eximius
AF: Resident: ne, nc, w
    Caprimulgus eximius simplicior
AF: Resident: s Mauritania to n Cameroon
    Caprimulgus eximius eximius
AF: Resident: w and c Sudan
35 Jerdon's Nightjar
Caprimulgus atripennis
OR: Resident: s,e India, Sri Lanka
    Caprimulgus atripennis atripennis
OR: Resident: s India
    Caprimulgus atripennis aequabilis
OR: Resident: Sri Lanka
38 Large-tailed Nightjar
Caprimulgus macrurus
OR, AU: Resident: e India to n Australia
    Caprimulgus macrurus albonotatus
OR, AU: Resident: ne Pakistan through n India to Bhutan and Bangladesh
    Caprimulgus macrurus bimaculatus
OR, AU: Resident: ne India and s China through Southeast Asia and Malay Pen., Sumatra
    Caprimulgus macrurus macrurus
OR, AU: Resident: Java and Bali
    Caprimulgus macrurus salvadorii
OR, AU: Resident: Borneo and s Sulu Is.
    Caprimulgus macrurus johnsoni
OR, AU: Resident: s Philippines
44 Timor Nightjar   SP 
Caprimulgus sp. nov.
    Caprimulgus macrurus schlegelii
OR, AU: Resident: Lesser Sundas and Moluccas, New Guinea to n and ne Australia
46 Mees's Nightjar
Caprimulgus meesi
OR: Resident: Sumba and Flores in Lesser Sundas
47 Andaman Nightjar
Caprimulgus andamanicus
OR: Resident: Andaman Islands
48 Philippine Nightjar
Caprimulgus manillensis
OR: Resident: Philippines
49 Sulawesi Nightjar
Caprimulgus celebensis
AU: Resident: Sulawesi, Sula Islands
    Caprimulgus celebensis celebensis
AU: Resident: Sulawesi
    Caprimulgus celebensis jungei
AU: Resident: Sula Is.
52 Donaldson Smith's Nightjar
Caprimulgus donaldsoni
AF: Resident: e Ethiopia and nw Somalia to ne Tanzania
53 Black-shouldered Nightjar
Caprimulgus nigriscapularis
AF: Resident: Senegal and Gambia to w Kenya and sw DRCongo
54 Fiery-necked Nightjar
Caprimulgus pectoralis
AF: Resident: s, se, sc
    Caprimulgus pectoralis shelleyi
AF: Resident: Angola and s DRCongo to se Kenya, c Tanzania and n Malawi
    Caprimulgus pectoralis fervidus
AF: Resident: s Angola and n Namibia to Zimbabwe and n South Africa
    Caprimulgus pectoralis crepusculans
AF: Resident: se Zimbabwe and Mozambique to e South Africa
    Caprimulgus pectoralis pectoralis
AF: Resident: s South Africa
59 Montane Nightjar
Caprimulgus poliocephalus
AF: Resident: Ethiopia to n Tanzania, also sw Saudi Arabia
60 Ruwenzori Nightjar
Caprimulgus ruwenzorii
AF: Resident: sc, se
    Caprimulgus ruwenzorii ruwenzorii
AF: Resident: sw Uganda, e DRCongo
    Caprimulgus ruwenzorii guttifer
AF: Resident: Tanzania, Malawi and Zambia
    Caprimulgus ruwenzorii koesteri
AF: Resident: c Angola
64 Indian Nightjar
Caprimulgus asiaticus
OR: Resident: se Pakistan to Southeast Asia
    Caprimulgus asiaticus asiaticus
OR: Resident: se Pakistan through India to s Indochina
    Caprimulgus asiaticus eidos
OR: Resident: Sri Lanka
67 Madagascan Nightjar
Caprimulgus madagascariensis
AF: Resident: Madagascar
    Caprimulgus madagascariensis aldabrensis
AF: Resident: Aldabra
    Caprimulgus madagascariensis madagascariensis
AF: Resident: Madagascar
70 Swamp Nightjar
Caprimulgus natalensis
AF: Resident: widespread
    Caprimulgus natalensis accrae
AF: Resident: Sierra Leone to w Cameroon
    Caprimulgus natalensis natalensis
AF: Resident: Mali and Sudan to Gabon and e South Africa
73 Nechisar Nightjar   VU 
Caprimulgus solala
AF: Resident: s Ethiopia
74 Plain Nightjar
Caprimulgus inornatus
AF: Resident: Mauritania and n Senegal to Ethiopia and Somalia, also sw Arabian Peninsula
75 Star-spotted Nightjar
Caprimulgus stellatus
AF: Resident: Ethiopia and Somalia to c Kenya
76 Savanna Nightjar
Caprimulgus affinis
OR: Resident: widespread
    Caprimulgus affinis monticolus
OR: Resident: ne Pakistan through n India and Myanmar to Thailand, Cambodia and s Vietnam
    Caprimulgus affinis amoyensis
OR: Resident: s and se China, n Vietnam
    Caprimulgus affinis stictomus
OR: Resident: Taiwan
    Caprimulgus affinis affinis
OR: Resident: s Thai-Malay Pen., Greater Sundas and w, c Lesser Sundas
    Caprimulgus affinis timorensis
OR: Resident: e Lesser Sundas
    Caprimulgus affinis griseatus
OR: Resident: n and c Philippines
    Caprimulgus affinis mindanensis
OR: Resident: Mindanao (s Philippines)
    Caprimulgus affinis propinquus
OR: Resident: c and s Sulawesi
85 Freckled Nightjar
Caprimulgus tristigma
AF: Resident: widespread
    Caprimulgus tristigma sharpei
AF: Resident: Senegal to c Central African Republic
    Caprimulgus tristigma pallidogriseus
AF: Resident: Nigeria
    Caprimulgus tristigma tristigma
AF: Resident: s Sudan and Ethiopia to ne DRCongo and n Tanzania
    Caprimulgus tristigma granosus
AF: Resident: se DRCongo to s Tanzania and e South Africa
    Caprimulgus tristigma lentiginosus
AF: Resident: Angola to w South Africa
91 Bonaparte's Nightjar   VU 
Caprimulgus concretus
OR: Resident: Sumatra, Borneo
92 Salvadori's Nightjar   NT 
Caprimulgus pulchellus
OR: Resident: Sumatra, Java
    Caprimulgus pulchellus pulchellus
OR: Resident: Sumatra
    Caprimulgus pulchellus bartelsi
OR: Resident: Java
95 Prigogine's Nightjar   EN 
Caprimulgus prigoginei
AF: Resident: e DRCongo
96 Bates's Nightjar
Caprimulgus batesi
AF: Resident: Cameroon to Uganda and e DRCongo
97 Long-tailed Nightjar
Caprimulgus climacurus
AF: Resident: c, wc, w
    Caprimulgus climacurus climacurus
AF: Resident: Mauritania to w Ethiopia (except c Sudan) south to DRCongo
    Caprimulgus climacurus nigricans
AF: Resident: c Sudan
    Caprimulgus climacurus sclateri
AF: Resident: Guinea to Cameroon, n DRCongo and nw Kenya
101 Slender-tailed Nightjar
Caprimulgus clarus
AF: Resident: Ethiopia and Somalia to c Tanzania
102 Square-tailed Nightjar
Caprimulgus fossii
AF: Resident: sc, se
    Caprimulgus fossii fossii
AF: Resident: Gabon and sw Congo
    Caprimulgus fossii welwitschii
AF: Resident: s DRCongo and n Namibia to s Tanzania and e, ne South Africa
    Caprimulgus fossii griseoplurus
AF: Resident: w Botswana and n South Africa
106 Standard-winged Nightjar
Caprimulgus longipennis
AF: Resident: Senegal and Gambia to Liberia, east to sw Sudan and Uganda
107 Pennant-winged Nightjar
Caprimulgus vexillarius
AF: Resident: Angola, s DRCongo and sw Tanzania south to Namibia, Botswana and e South Africa

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