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Aegotheles savesi (Enigmatic Owlet-Nightjar; New Caledonian 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

EDGE Analysis

This mysterious species, which has not been seen since 1998, continues to elude birdwatchers and researchers. It is known only from two specimens, which are held in museums in Liverpool, UK and Italy. The bird is endemic to the island of New Caledonia, which is in the South Pacific Ocean to the east of Australia. Compared to other owlet-nightjars, this species is larger and has longer legs, hinting at a more ground-dwelling existence. The bird has been classified as critically endangered as its population is unlikely to number more than 50 individuals. More research on the species’ ecological habits and range needs to be undertaken to inform conservation action.
Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
54
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
100
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 40.2608
EDGE Score: 6.4925
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Ecoregions

Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Use
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

BirdLife Species Factsheet: View Factsheet
Name Location  IBA Criteria   Website   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
New Caledonia New Caledonia Yes

Distribution

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Citations

Species recognized by Peterson A.P., 2005-09-28, in Catalog of Life 2011
Endangered Status provided by IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2 <www.iucnredlist.org> Downloaded on 11 April 2013.
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 gis.wwfus.org/wildfinder
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 http://www.birdlife.org on 29/12/2010
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
EDGE analysis provided by EDGE of Existence programme, Zoological Society of London
Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access