For the purposes of our bird news services, this species is classed as Mega: species that have not yet occurred in the British Isles or are exceedingly rare, or are otherwise highly desirable.
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Accepted historical records for Red-necked Nightjar (1)
Red-necked Nightjar has been reported in the following areas (Bird News Extra subscribers can see a list of all records, as well as charts and graphs analysing the data by area, year, month, age and sex):
European breeding populations (2)
Red-necked Nightjar breeds in the following countries (Bird News Extra subscribers will see population statistics and information on trends for each country, and a map of population densities):