goatsucker

[n] - mainly crepuscular or nocturnal nonpasserine birds with mottled grayish-brown plumage and large eyes
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Goatsucker

Goat'suck`er noun (Zoology) One of several species of insectivorous birds, belonging to Caprimulgus and allied genera, esp. the European species ( Caprimulgus Europæus ); -- so called from the mistaken notion that it sucks goats. The European species is also goat-milker , ...
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goatsucker

<ornithology> One of several species of insectivorous birds, belonging to Caprimulgus and allied genera, especially. The European species (Caprimulgus Europaeus); so called from the mistaken notion that it sucks goats. The European species is also goat-milker, goat owl, goat chaffer, fern owl, night hawk, nightjar, night churr, churr-owl, gna...
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goatsucker

nightjar noun mainly crepuscular or nocturnal nonpasserine birds with mottled greyish-brown plumage and large eyes; feed on insects
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Goatsucker

• (n.) One of several species of insectivorous birds, belonging to Caprimulgus and allied genera, esp. the European species (Caprimulgus Europaeus); -- so called from the mistaken notion that it sucks goats. The European species is also goat-milker, goat owl, goat chaffer, fern owl, night hawk, nightjar, night churr, churr-owl, gnat hawk, and ...
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goatsucker

alternative name of birds of the family Caprimulgidae, otherwise known as nightjars (q.v.). The name goatsucker is sometimes applied to the order, ...
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goatsucker

goatsucker, common name for nocturnal or crepuscular birds of the order Caprimulgiformes, which includes the frogmouth, the oilbird, potoos, and nightjars. Goatsuckers are medium in size and are found in the temperate and tropical zones of both hemispheres. The name goatsucker is based on an ancient...
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Goatsucker

Goatsucker is a name common to the birds of the genus Caprimulgus, as also to all belonging to the same family - the Caprimulgidae, given originally from the erroneous opinion that they suck goats. The European goatsucker (Caprimulgus europceus) feeds upon nocturnal insects, as moths, gnats, beetles, etc, which it catches on the wing, flying with i...
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