caprimulgidae definition

  • noun:
    • a widely dispensed normal category of nocturnally active birds like the whip-poor-will (Caprimulgus vociferus), the chuck-will's-widow (Caprimulgus carolinensis), additionally the common nighthawk (Chordeiles minor); -- labeled as popularly the goatsuckers or nightjars. The nighthawks are now and again energetic during the day.
    • goatsuckers
    • a widely dispensed natural group of nocturnally active birds such as the whip-poor-will (Caprimulgus vociferus), the chuck-will's-widow (Caprimulgus carolinensis), plus the common nighthawk (Chordeiles minor); -- called popularly the goatsuckers or nightjars. The nighthawks are sometimes active during the day.
    • goatsuckers

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