Aegotheles cristatus (Australian Owlet-Nightjar)

Australian Owlet-Nightjar

Dutch: Australische Dwergnachtzwaluw

Order: Caprimulgiformes
Family: Aegothelidae
Genus: Aegotheles
Species: Aegotheles cristatus

Many thanks to the Senckenberg Museum, Frankfurt, for allowing us to photograph this specimen.

Side, top and bottom view of skull. (Click on image to enlarge)

Length: 40 mm
Length cranium: 26 mm
Width (cranium): 25 mm
Height (cranium): 17 mm
Alternative names: Baumschwalm (German), Egothèle d’Australie (French), Egotelo Australiano (Spanish)