Caprimulgiformes


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Related to Caprimulgiformes: Cuculiformes, Coraciiformes, Columbiformes, Apodiformes, Trogoniformes

Caprimulgiformes

[‚kap·rə‚məl·jə′fȯr‚mēz]
(vertebrate zoology)
An order of nocturnal and crepuscular birds, including nightjars, potoos, and frog-mouths.
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The findings in this report confirm that nightjars, which belong to the order Caprimulgiformes, not only can be infected by psittacine polyomavirus but can also develop a lethal disease.