meaning of caprimulgidae

caprimulgidae meaning in General Dictionary

a widely dispensed all-natural group of nocturnally active birds such as the whip-poor-will Caprimulgus vociferus the chuck wills widow Caprimulgus carolinensis and typical nighthawk Chordeiles minor known as popularly the goatsuckers or nightjars The nighthawks are often energetic through the day

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