Golden Nightjar (Caprimulgus eximius)

Articles about Golden Nightjar in Western Sahara, southern Morocco.

Breeding of Golden Nightjar in Western Sahara confirmed

Golden Nightjar / Engoulevent doré (Caprimulgus eximius) protecting its two young, Aousserd, Western Sahara, southern Morocco, 18 March 2019.

Breeding of Golden Nightjar in the Aousserd region finally confirmed. An adult protecting two young found at Oued Chiaf located some 55 km NW of Aousserd. La reproduction de l’Engoulevent doré dans la region d’Aousserd au sud du Maroc est enfin confirmée. Un adulte protégeant deux jeunes ont été observés à Oued Chiaf situé à …

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Taxonomy and breeding range extension of Golden Nightjar

(c) The female Golden Nightjar sampled in this study, Oued Jenaa, Aousserd, 20 April 2016. (d) Vascularised brood patch indicating local breeding.

Golden Nightjar (Caprimulgus eximius) is an apparently sedentary sub-Saharan species with a breeding range extending from Senegal and Mauritania to Sudan. Although genetic studies of nightjars and related Caprimulgiformes have been published previously, none has included Golden Nightjar. In this study published in the Ostrich journal (Lawrie et al. 2017), mitochondrial and nuclear DNA of …

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Golden Nightjar song at Aousserd, southern Morocco

Golden Nightjar (Caprimulgus eximius), Oued Jenna, Aousserd, southern Morocco, 21 April 2016 (Jurrien van Deijk)

At least four Golden Nightjars were located near the Aousserd road by the BIOME team (Dan Brown, Richard Moores and Martyn Owen) on 16 March 2016. Two birds were heard singing and one male had responded to song playback. This represents the first possible breeding of the species in the Western Palearctic. In early March, …

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4 Golden Nightjars at Oued Jenna, Aousserd: detailed report

Golden Nightjar (Caprimulgus eximius), Oued Jenna, Aousserd, 19 April 2016

Excellent observations in the Western Sahara, southern Morocco. Peter Stronach and Bob Swann have just returned back from a birding trip to the region. They recorded Golden Nightjars and provided valuable details indicating the (highly probable) breeding of the species in the region. They also recorded a Sudan Golden Sparrow at Oued Jenna (first observation …

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Golden Nightjar at Aousserd: first Western Palearctic record

Golden Nightjar / Engoulevent doré (Caprimulgus eximius), Aousserd, Western Sahara, Morocco; 3 May 2015 (Jurek Dyczkowski)

A Golden Nightjar (Caprimulgus eximius) was observed crossing the road between Dakhla and Aousserd and hit by the observers’ car and died on 3 May 2015 (J. Dyczkowski & R. Smykala). This is the first confirmed record for Morocco and the Western Palearctic. This interesting record confirms once more that the Aousserd region is one of the best birding …

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