Scientific Name: Lyncornis temminckii
Malay Name: Taptibau Melayu
Chinese Name: 马来毛腿夜鹰
Found from the Thai-Malay Peninsula to Sumatra and Borneo
Size: 25-28 cm
Identification: Adult resembles Long-tailed Nightjar but smaller and has significantly darker overall plumage, inconspicuous ear-tuffs, diagnostic narrow whitish collar and lacks the obvious whitish markings on wings and tail. The call, which is loud and distinctive, is the best way to distinguish it from other nightjar species when seen in flight at dawn or dusk.
Similar looking species: Large-tailed Nightjar
Habitat: Forest in Singapore.
Local Status: Very rare resident
Conservation Status: Least Concern (IUCN 3.1)
Location: All the old confirmed records were confined to the Central Catchment Forest. However, there was a recent record on 15 April 2014 of a bird heard/seen calling at dusk around the former Fire Station located at the junction of Upper Bukit Timah Road and Old Jurong Road.
Craig Robson (2011) A Field Guide to the Birds of South-East Asia
Allen Jeyarajasingam & Alan Pearson (2012) A Field Guide to the Birds of Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore
Lim Kim Seng (2009) The Avifauna of Singapore