Salvadori's Nightjar (Caprimulgus pulchellus)

The Salvadori’s Nightjar (Caprimulgus pulchellus) is a nocturnal bird belonging to the Caprimulgidae family. Endemic to the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia, it is considered one of the rarest species in the world.

The bird is small in size, about 20cm long, and has a unique appearance with a dark brown body and intricate feather patterns on the wings and tail. The male has a distinctive white throat patch, while the female's is buff-colored.

As a nocturnal bird, the Salvadori’s Nightjar is active at night and spends its days roosting in dense forests. It feeds on insects, which it catches on the wing using its wide mouth and long bristles on the beak. The bird's unique physical adaptations make it well-suited for its hunting strategy.

Despite it being a rare and elusive species, the Salvadori’s Nightjar is not threatened by any major predators. However, habitat destruction is pushing this bird closer to extinction. The loss of its natural habitat due to deforestation is the primary threat for this species.

Currently, the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species has listed the Salvadori's Nightjar as a vulnerable species. In response to this, conservation efforts have been undertaken to protect the remaining population of this bird species. These programs aim to increase public awareness of its importance and protect its remaining habitat.

In conclusion, the Salvadori's Nightjar is a remarkable bird that has captured the interest of many bird watchers and enthusiasts. Its unique appearance and nocturnal behavior, along with its critical role in its ecosystem, make it an important species to conserve. Through conservation programs and education efforts, we can ensure the survival of this rare and exotic bird.

Other names

Caprimulgus pulchellus



Salvadori's Nightjar

enganyapastors de Salvadori



salvadorijev leganj

lelek sundský

Indonesisk Natravn

Salvadori's Nachtzwaluw


Engoulevent de Salvadori


Succiacapre di Salvadori


Salvadorio lėlys


lelek jawajski


Козодой Сальвадори

lelek pôvabný

Chotacabras de Salvadori


Salvadori Çobanaldatanı

дрімлюга скельний

jaava öösorr


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