Male Caprimulgus pectoralis pectoralis
|Range||coastal Kenya southwards to the southern regions of Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Angola, to Malawi, Mozambique, Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.|
The Fiery-necked nightjar (Caprimulgus pectoralis), is a species of nightjar in the Caprimulgidae family, which occurs in Africa south of the equator. It ranges from coastal Kenya southwards to the southern regions of Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Angola, to Malawi, Mozambique, Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Its distinctive and frequently uttered call is rendered as 'good-lord-deliver-us'. Its near relative, the black-shouldered nightjar, replaces it in the tropics.
- Caprimulgus pectoralis pectoralis: southern South Africa
- Caprimulgus pectoralis fervidus: southern African woodlands
- Caprimulgus pectoralis shelleyi: central African woodlands
- Caprimulgus pectoralis crepusculans: eastern lowlands and lowveld
- Caprimulgus (pectoralis) nigriscapularis: a northern race or full species