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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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A four-time winner at the track for Mark Johnston, Nightjar has been a shade disappointing in two starts since joining Kevin Ryan in October and was readily put in his place over 1m at the track last time by Reve De Nuit, who has subsequently done nothing for the form.
Nightjars are internationally-protected because their numbers are declining across Europe and the study is a Biodiversity Action Plan Species for the Brecon Beacons National Park and for the county of Powys as a whole.
Mark Johnston, trainer of Thebes and Nightjar "Thebes runs well without getting any reward for his efforts.
The Forestry Commission is hosting Nightjar walks on June 22 in Slaley Forest, near Hexham, and on June 23 and 30 in Hamsterley Forest, near Bishop Auckland.
Nightjar remains unbeaten at Southwell with three wins from three starts (100%).
In particular I wanted to see, but more probably to hear, the nightjar - a secretive night-flying hawk-like bird which takes its prey (mainly moths) on the wing.
A chief aim of the nightjar survey is to assess whether the bird's breeding range has extended.
Mark Johnston, trainer of Nightjar "He's been in great form but is dropping down in trip in a competitive race.
The 28-hectare site is renowned as a haven for seven species of bat and the nightjar.
They were sentenced at Cardiff Crown Court on January 26 by Judge Jeremy Jenkins after being arrested as part of Operation Nightjar.
Perhaps a spotted hyena crossing the road, or a montane nightjar in the road .