caprimulgid


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Related to caprimulgid: nighthawk, nightjar
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Noun1.caprimulgid - mainly crepuscular or nocturnal nonpasserine birds with mottled greyish-brown plumage and large eyescaprimulgid - mainly crepuscular or nocturnal nonpasserine birds with mottled greyish-brown plumage and large eyes; feed on insects
caprimulgiform bird - long-winged nonpasserine birds
Caprimulgus carolinensis, chuck-will's-widow - large whippoorwill-like bird of the southern United States
Caprimulgus vociferus, whippoorwill - American nocturnal goatsucker with grey-and-white plumage
bullbat, mosquito hawk, nighthawk - mainly nocturnal North American goatsucker
Phalaenoptilus nuttallii, poorwill - goatsucker of western North America
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These eight North American caprimulgid species belong, in turn, to a larger order of birds called Caprimulgiformes.
Common poorwills (Phalaenoptilus nuttallii), another insect- eating caprimulgid, have a detection threshold for insects with body lengths of approximately 5 mm (Bayne and Brigham, 1995).