Sulawesi Nightjar (Caprimulgus celebensis)

The Sulawesi Nightjar bird is a small, nocturnal bird species belonging to the Caprimulgidae family. It is found only on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, where it inhabits the lowland forests, savannas, and grasslands of the island.

This bird is known for its unique and distinctive appearance, with a dark brown body with white speckles and bold, white spots on its wings. It also has large, rounded eyes that aid in its ability to hunt and navigate its surroundings at night.

Sulawesi Nightjars are primarily insectivores, feeding on a wide variety of small insects such as moths, beetles, and mosquitoes. Its diet also includes spiders and other arthropods. They are known to feed regularly in open areas, making their diet a crucial part of the local ecosystem.

The Sulawesi Nightjar is a solitary bird and is primarily active during the night, spending most of the day roosting in trees. During the breeding season, these birds are known to use an interesting tactic to protect their young - they feign injury and flutter around on the ground, hoping to attract predators away from their nests.

This bird species is currently listed as 'Least Concern' by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), meaning that its populations are considered stable. However, habitat destruction and degradation due to human activities such as deforestation and agriculture are still posing significant threats to this unique species.

The Sulawesi Nightjar bird is a fascinating and unique species that plays an important role in its ecosystem. It is crucial that measures are taken to protect their habitat and maintain healthy populations of this exceptional bird species for generations to come.

Other names

Caprimulgus celebensis



Sulawesi Nightjar

enganyapastors de Sulawesi



minahaski leganj

lelek celebeský




Engoulevent des Célèbes


Succiacapre di Sulawesi


sulavesinis lėlys


lelek celebeski


Сулавесский козодой

Celebeski leganj

lelek celebeský

Chotacabras de Célebes


Selebes Çobanaldatanı

дрімлюга сулавеський

sulawesi öösorr

celebeszi lappantyú

Cabak sulawesi