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Nechisar Nightjar
Nechisar nightjar wing
Wing
Information
Range Ethiopia
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Caprimulgiformes
Family Caprimulgidae
Genus Caprimulgus
Species Caprimulgus solala
Conservation Status
VUSpecies
Vulnerable

The Nechisar nightjar (Caprimulgus solala), is a species of nightjar in the Caprimulgidae family. It is endemic to Ethiopia.

The species was first discovered in 1990 when researchers discovered a decomposing specimen in the Nechisar National Park. After bringing back a single wing from the specimen to the Natural History Museum in London, it was determined to be a previously unknown species. Its specific name, solala, means "only a wing".

Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry lowland grassland; it is threatened by habitat loss.

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