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Aegotheles savesi (Enigmatic Owlet-Nightjar)

Wikipedia Abstract

The New Caledonian Owlet-nightjar Aegotheles savesi, also known as the Enigmatic Owlet-nightjar, is a large owlet-nightjar (a kind of bird related to swifts and goatsuckers) with vermiculated grey-brown and black plumage. It has a long, slightly rounded tail, short, rounded wings, and long, stout legs. Its voice is unknown but similar birds make churring and whistling sounds. It is much larger than the related Australian Owlet-nightjar.
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Endangered Species

Status: Critically Endangered
View IUCN Record: Aegotheles savesi


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Map Climate Land
New Caledonia dry forests France Australasia Tropical and Subtropical Dry Broadleaf Forests
New Caledonia rain forests France Australasia Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests

Important Bird Areas

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Name Location  IBA Criteria   Website   Map   Climate   Land Use 
Massifs du Grand Sud: entre le mont Humboldt et la rivière Bleue New Caledonia (to France) A1, A2, A4ii

Alliance for Zero Extinction (AZE) Sites

Name  Location   Map   Climate   Land Use 
Massifs du Grand Sud - entre le mont Humboldt et la rivière Bleue New Caledonia

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website Map
New Caledonia New Caledonia Yes




Species recognized by Peterson A.P., 28-Sep-2005, ITIS Global: The Integrated Taxonomic Information System in Catalog of Life 2011
Endangered Status provided by IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2 <> Downloaded on 11 April 2013.
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Biodiversity Hotspots, Conservation International
AZE sites provided by Alliance for Zero Extinction (2010). 2010 AZE Update.
Important Bird Areas provided by BirdLife International (2010) Important Bird Areas. Downloaded from on 29/12/2010
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access