Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Aves > Order: Strigiformes > Family: Caprimulgidae > Genus: Caprimulgus > Species: Caprimulgus ruficollis

Red-necked Nightjar - Caprimulgus ruficollis Temminck, 1820

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
EU Population status
Protected by EU Birds Directive and 1 other international agreement
Natura 2000 sites 155 are designated for this species
Breeding habitats
  • heathland and shrub
  • woodland and forest
Natura 2000 species code A225


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Threat and EU population status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

The IUCN Red List threat status assesses the risk of extinction.

EU population status

The status of the population at the EU level was evaluated at the species level; this was based on the reports delivered by Member States under Article 12 of the Birds Directive (see fact sheet below). The EU status assessment can cover several subspecies/subspecific population units. For more information, please consult the species fact sheet and link below.

IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Least Concern
Critically Endangered
Population status categories for bird species under the Birds Directive
Near Threatened, declining or depleted
Threatened (i.e. vulnerable, endangered, critically endangered, regionally extinct)
Unknown or not evaluated

Natura 2000 sites

Protected in the following Natura 2000 sites

Sitecode Country Site name Action
ES0000010 Spain Sierra de Guadarrama - ZEPA Map
ES0000014 Spain Monfragüe y las Dehesas del Entorno Map
ES0000024 Spain Doñana Map
ES0000025 Spain Marismas del Odiel Map
ES0000031 Spain Sierra de Grazalema Map
ES0000032 Spain Torcal de Antequera Map
ES0000033 Spain Laguna de Fuente de Piedra Map
ES0000035 Spain Sierras de Cazorla, Segura y Las Villas Map
ES0000045 Spain Sierra Alhamilla Map
ES0000046 Spain Cabo de Gata-Níjar Map
ES0000048 Spain Punta Entinas-Sabinar Map
ES0000049 Spain Los Alcornocales Map
ES0000050 Spain Sierra de Hornachuelos Map
ES0000051 Spain Sierra de Aracena y Picos de Aroche Map
ES0000052 Spain Sierra Pelada y Rivera del Aserrador Map
ES0000068 Spain Embalse de Orellana y Sierra de Pela Map
ES0000070 Spain Sierra de San Pedro Map
ES0000071 Spain Llanos de Cáceres y Sierra de Fuentes Map
ES0000072 Spain Sierra Grande de Hornachos Map
ES0000115 Spain Hoces del Río Duratón Map
ES0000116 Spain Valle de Iruelas Map
ES0000118 Spain Arribes del Duero - ZEPA Map
ES0000173 Spain Sierra Espuña Map
ES0000184 Spain Valle del Tiétar - ZEPA Map
ES0000186 Spain Pinares del Bajo Alberche - ZEPA Map
ES0000188 Spain Valles del Voltoya y el Zorita - ZEPA Map
ES0000189 Spain Campo Azálvaro - Pinares de Peguerinos - ZEPA Map
ES0000190 Spain Encinares de los ríos Adaja y Voltoya - ZEPA Map
ES0000199 Spain Sierra de la Fausilla Map
ES0000202 Spain Campo de Azaba - ZEPA Map
ES0000204 Spain Tierra de Campiñas Map
ES0000206 Spain Cañones del Duero - ZEPA Map
ES0000208 Spain Llanuras del Guareña Map
ES0000209 Spain Tierra del Pan Map
ES0000218 Spain Campo de Argañán - ZEPA Map
ES0000259 Spain Sierra de Mojantes Map
ES0000261 Spain Almenara-Moreras-Cabo Cope Map
ES0000262 Spain Sierras del Gigante-Pericay, Lomas del Buitre-Río Luchena y Sierra de la Torrecilla Map
ES0000268 Spain Saladares del Guadalentín Map
ES0000269 Spain Monte El Valle y Sierras de Altaona y Escalona Map
ES0000272 Spain Brazo del Este Map
ES0000275 Spain Complejo Endorreico de Lebrija-Las Cabezas Map
ES0000327 Spain Embalse de los Canchales Map
ES0000333 Spain Llanos de Zorita y Embalse de Sierra Brava Map
ES0000334 Spain Sierras Centrales y Embalse de Alange Map
ES0000335 Spain Sierras de Peñalsordo y Capilla Map
ES0000355 Spain Hurdes Map
ES0000359 Spain Campos de Alba Map
ES0000360 Spain Cihuela-Deza Map
ES0000361 Spain Dehesa de los Ríos Gamo y Margañán Map
ES0000368 Spain Río Tajo Internacional y Riberos Map
ES0000370 Spain Sierra de Gata y Valle de las Pilas Map
ES0000398 Spain Llanos y Complejo Lagunar de la Albuera Map
ES0000407 Spain Nacimiento del Río Gevora Map
ES0000408 Spain Vegas del Ruecas, Cubilar y Moheda Alta Map
ES4110002 Spain Sierra de Gredos Map
ES4150005 Spain Las Batuecas-Sierra de Francia -ZEPA Map
ES4160008 Spain Hoces del Río Riaza - ZEPA Map
ES4160048 Spain Lagunas de Cantalejo - ZEPA Map
ES4180017 Spain Riberas de Castronuño Map
ES4310009 Spain Puerto Peña - los Golondrinos Map
ES4320039 Spain Sierra de las Villuercas y Valle del Guadarranque Map
ES6120008 Spain La Breña y Marismas del Barbate Map
ES6130002 Spain Sierras Subbéticas Map
ES6140004 Spain Sierra Nevada Map
ES6150005 Spain Marismas de Isla Cristina Map
ES6150006 Spain Marismas del Río Piedras y Flecha del Rompido Map
ES6150007 Spain Peñas de Aroche Map
ES6170002 Spain Acantilados de Maro-Cerro Gordo Map
ES6170003 Spain Desfiladero de Los Gaitanes Map
ES6170004 Spain Los Reales de Sierra Bermeja Map
ES6170005 Spain Sierra Crestellina Map
ES6170006 Spain Sierra de Las Nieves Map
ES6170015 Spain Lagunas de Campillos Map
ES6180002 Spain Complejo Endorreico de La Lantejuela Map
ES6310001 Spain Calamocarro-Benzú Map
PTCON0002 Portugal Montesinho / Nogueira Map
PTZPE0007 Portugal Serra da Malcata Map
PTZPE0008 Portugal Paul do Boquilobo Map
PTZPE0010 Portugal Estuário do Tejo Map
PTZPE0013 Portugal Lagoa de Santo André Map
PTZPE0015 Portugal Costa Sudoeste Map
PTZPE0017 Portugal Ria Formosa Map
PTZPE0037 Portugal Rios Sabor e Maçãs Map
PTZPE0038 Portugal Douro Internacional e Vale do Águeda Map
PTZPE0039 Portugal Vale do Côa Map
PTZPE0042 Portugal Tejo Internacional, Erges e Pônsul Map
PTZPE0043 Portugal Campo Maior Map
PTZPE0045 Portugal Mourão/Moura/Barrancos Map
PTZPE0046 Portugal Castro Verde Map
PTZPE0047 Portugal Vale do Guadiana Map
ES2430096 Spain Río Guadalope, Val de Fabara y Val de Pilas Map
ES2420099 Spain Sierra de Vizcuerno Map
ES6200004 Spain Sierras y Vega Alta del Segura y Ríos Alhárabe y Moratalla Map
ES6200018 Spain Sierra de la Muela Map
PTCON0012 Portugal Costa Sudoeste Map
ES6200036 Spain Sierra del Buey Map
ES6110008 Spain Sierras de Gádor y Enix Map
ES4320037 Spain Sierra de Gata Map
ES2420036 Spain Puertos de Beceite Map
ES2410074 Spain Yesos de Barbastro Map
ES6200016 Spain Revolcadores Map
ES2430091 Spain Planas y Estepas de La Margen derecha del Ebro Map
ES6200010 Spain Cuatro Calas Map
ES4320077 Spain Monfragüe Map
ES6200034 Spain Lomas del Buitre y Río Luchena Map
ES4310026 Spain Río Guadiana Alto - Zujar Map
ES6200009 Spain Sierra de El Carche Map
PTCON0033 Portugal Cabrela Map
ES6200031 Spain Cabo Cope Map
ES6200044 Spain Sierra de los Victorias Map
PTCON0004 Portugal Malcata Map
ES6200014 Spain Saladares del Guadalentín Map
PTCON0034 Portugal Comporta / Galé Map
PTCON0021 Portugal Rios Sabor e Maçãs Map
ES6150010 Spain Andévalo Occidental Map
ES6150012 Spain Dehesa del Estero y Montes de Moguer Map
ES6200025 Spain Sierra de la Fausilla Map
ES4320002 Spain Cedillo y Río Tajo Internacional Map
ES6200037 Spain Sierra del Serral Map
ES2430110 Spain Alto Huerva - Sierra de Herrera Map
ES6200040 Spain Cabezos del Pericón Map
ES2410030 Spain Serreta Negra Map
ES2410073 Spain Ríos Cinca y Alcanadre Map
ES6200019 Spain Sierra del Gavilán Map
ES6200017 Spain Sierra de Villafuerte Map
PTCON0036 Portugal Guadiana Map
PTCON0022 Portugal Douro Internacional Map
ES6110006 Spain Ramblas de Gérgal, Tabernas y Sur de Sierra Alhamilla Map
ES6150014 Spain Marismas y Riberas del Tinto Map
PTCON0009 Portugal Estuário do Tejo Map
ES6200008 Spain Sierra Salinas Map
PTCON0030 Portugal Caia Map
ES6200047 Spain Sierra de la Torrecilla Map
ES6140003 Spain Sierra de Huétor Map
ES4320060 Spain Arroyos Barbaon y Calzones Map
ES2430080 Spain El Castellar Map
ES6150009 Spain Doñana Norte y Oeste Map
ES6200012 Spain Calnegre Map
ES6140008 Spain Sierra de Loja Map
ES6140001 Spain Sierra de Baza Map
ES6200011 Spain Sierra de las Moreras Map
ES2430078 Spain Montes de Zuera Map
ES2420128 Spain Estrechos del Río Mijares Map
PTCON0013 Portugal Ria Formosa / Castro Marim Map
ES4320035 Spain Sierra de Cabezas de Aguila Map
ES6180017 Spain Campiñas de Sevilla Map
PTZPE0059 Portugal Torre da Bolsa Map
PTZPE0057 Portugal Cuba Map
PTZPE0053 Portugal Vila Fernando Map
PTZPE0055 Portugal Évora Map
PTZPE0058 Portugal Piçarras Map
UKGIB0001 United Kingdom Rock of Gibraltar Map
PTZPE0003 Portugal Montesinho / Nogueira Map
ES0000537 Spain Lagunas de Campotejar Map

Protected sites

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Chotacabras Pardo Spanish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Engoulevent à collier roux French Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Lelek rdzawoszyi Polish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Lelek rudokrký Czech Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Moorse Nachtzwaluw Dutch Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Noitibó-de-nuca-vermelha Portuguese Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Red-necked Nightjar English Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Rödhalsad nattskärra Swedish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Rothals-Nachtschwalbe German Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Rozsdástorkú lappantyú Hungarian Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Ruosteniskakehrääjä Finnish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Succiacapre collorosso Italian Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
No synonyms available.

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
EBCC Atlas of breeding birds European Bird Census Council's Atlas of Breeding Birds
EURing code:07790 European bird-ringing
EoL Encyclopedia of Life
Fauna Europaea Fauna Europaea
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
ITIS (Valid name) Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI search National Center for Biotechnology Information
PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
Wikipedia Wikipedia

External data

No external data sets available for this species
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