nighthawk(redirected from Chordeilinae)
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Related to Chordeilinae: Chordeiles, Cordyline, Night hawk
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.
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