Aegotheles tatei

Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. It is threatened by habitat loss.

The Aegotheles tatei is classified as Data Deficient (DD), inadequate information to make a direct, or indirect, assessment of its risk of extinction.

Range & population Aegotheles tatei of Papua New Guinea is known from four museum specimens and two field reports. Two specimens were taken in 1936 from Palmer Junction close to the Indonesian border, one in 1969 from Nunumai in the far south-east, one unlabelled from the 1920s. One was sighted in 1962 at Brown River west of Nunumai2,3. A previously undescribed grey-morph bird was reported in 2003 along the Drimgas Road, c.17 km north of Kiunga in the Western Province4. More

Aegotheles tatei, from the southern lowlands of Papua New Guinea. It previously had been lumped with the montane Feline Owlet-Nightjar, A. insignis. I highly recommend that anyone interested in the identification and relationships of the large Aegotheles obtain a copy of this article, as the author has included much detailed information, including three charts comparing tatei, insignis, and the closely-related Moluccan Owlet-Nightjar, A. crinifrons. More

Order : Caprimulgiformes
Family : Aegothelidae
Genus : Aegotheles
Species : tatei
Authority : Pratt, 2000