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nightjar,

common name for birds also known as goatsuckersgoatsucker,
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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nightjar

any nocturnal bird of the family Caprimulgidae, esp Caprimulgus europaeus (European nightjar): order Caprimulgiformes. They have a cryptic plumage and large eyes and feed on insects
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"The European nightjar, for example, is only active at night and is very well camouflaged, making it difficult to detect using traditional methods."
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Rob Booth the reserve warden said: "Nightjar are scarce summer visitors to North Wales, there are only 4500 breeding pairs in the whole of the UK.
There are two subfamilies of goat-suckers that call New York home: the nighthawks (common nighthawk) and nightjars (whip-poor-will and chuck-will's-widow).
Two nightjars (Caprimulgus europaeus) from a bird park in the Netherlands died suddenly, with no clinical signs, within 1 month of each other.
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In those three events, 11 species of moa, two adzebills, the giant eagle, two flightless geese, the giant swan, numerous flightless wrens, the native crow, owlet nightjar, giant coot, Dieffenbach's rail, laughing owl, native quail, native thrush, piopio, and many seabird species disappeared from the landscape.
THE spectacular Nightjar is one of our more bizarre visitors.
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