Aegotheles bennettii Salvadori and D’Albertis, 1875, Hall Sound, New Guinea. Five subspecies.
OTHER COMMON NAMES
English: Bennett’s or collared owlet-nightjar; French: Йgothиle de Bennett; German: Bennettschwalm; Spanish: Egotelo barrado.
8–9 in (20–23 cm); 1.6–1.7 oz (45–47 g). Upperparts are dark brown to blackish with narrow light lines; underparts are pale gray to whitish buff with broad bars and spots. Sexes are similar.
Little known; roosts by day in tree hollows.
FEEDING ECOLOGY AND DIET
Nest sites undescribed; eggs white.
SIGNIFICANCE TO HUMANS
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