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Vaurie's Nightjar
05 31 055 Caprimulgus centralasicus f
Female
Information
Range China
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Caprimulgiformes
Family Caprimulgidae
Genus Caprimulgus
Species Caprimulgus centralasicus
Conservation Status
DDSpecies
Data Deficient

The Vaurie's nightjar (Caprimulgus centralasicus), is a species of nightjar in the Caprimulgidae family. It is endemic to China.

Its natural habitat is cold desert. However, it is threatened by habitat loss. This bird is only known from a single 1929 specimen from Xinjiang, China. It has never been found again, and it is quite possibly invalid as it has not yet been compared to the similar subspecies of the European nightjar (Caprimulgus europaeus plumipes), which occurs at the locality where Caprimulgus centralasicus was found.

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