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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Similar observations have been reported for other caprimulgid species (Villela 1995, Cleere 1999, Aragones 2003).
Among caprimulgids, incubation is thought to be primarily or exclusively by females (Vilella 1995), but males may occasionally incubate eggs during the day (e.
There isn't a particular behavior associated with these noises but similar sounds have been reported for several caprimulgid species while in flight (Sick 1993), when disturbed from rest (Coward 1928), while defending territories (Mengel et al.
The most commonly studied aspect of caprimulgid biology in the context of lunar illumination is the possible synchrony of breeding with lunar cycle (Jackson 1985, Mills 1986, Brigham and Barclay 1992, Perrins and Crick 1996).