Mountain Owlet-nightjar Aegotheles albertisi

Sign in to see your badges

Identification

POWERED BY MERLIN

A small owlet-nightjar of montane forests. Dark head, pale collar, barred back and tail. A rufous morph also occurs. Day-roosting birds are sometimes found in dense thickets. Similar to Archbold’s Owlet-Nightjar, but Mountain Owlet-Nightjar is found at slightly lower elevations and usually lacks the white flecks in the wing. May also overlap with Wallace’s which lacks the pale collar and Vogelkop which has a barred chest. Call, a sharp falling “wek!” or “wek-wek!” sounding like a squeaky toy or given as a raspy note.

POWERED BY MERLIN

Statistics

Sign in to see your stats

Weekly Bar Chart

Choose a region to view Weekly Bar Chart

Range Map

Large map

Media

Top video

View all