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see goatsuckergoatsucker,
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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Nest survival, phenology, and nest-site characteristics of Common Nighthawks in a New Jersey Pine Barrens grassland.
The Common Nighthawk (Chordeiles minor) is a long-distance migratory, aerial insectivore whose breeding range is widely distributed across North America.
1996) and color of Common Nighthawk eggs which are creamy white to pale olive gray, usually lightly speckled with grays, browns and blacks (Poulin et al.
Our finding of no predation on eggs in natural habitats may be representative, as predation on Common Nighthawk nests in native grasslands is reported to be quite low (Poulin et al.
Common Nighthawk nests are difficult to find and often just as difficult to relocate.
Further studies on nesting of the Common Nighthawk.
Observations on the incubation behavior of a Common Nighthawk.
Migration and nesting of Common Nighthawks in northern Idaho.
The Common Nighthawk (Chordeiles minor) is the most widely distributed and best-studied North American nightjar with a breeding range extending from Yukon, Canada to Panama (Brigham et al.
We report data from Common Nighthawk nest monitoring in 2009 and 2010 in managed grasslands in the Pine Barrens of southern New Jersey.
COSEWIC assessment and status report on the Common Nighthawk Chordeiles minor in Canada.