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Related to Phalaenoptilus: poorwill
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Noun1.Phalaenoptilus - a genus of CaprimulgidaePhalaenoptilus - a genus of Caprimulgidae    
bird genus - a genus of birds
Phalaenoptilus nuttallii, poorwill - goatsucker of western North America
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Lunar influence on foraging and nesting activity of common poorwills (Phalaenoptilus nuttali).
Three of them are the Eastern Whippoorwill (Antrostomus vociferus), the close cousin, Chuck-will's-widow (Antrostomus carolinensis), and the Common Poorwill (Phalaenoptilus nuttallii).
Nocturnal behavior and foraging change with the moon phase for many nocturnal birds, including Common Cranes Grus grus (Alonso et al., 1985), Common Poorwills Phalaenoptilus nuttallii (Mills, 1986; Brigham and Barclay, 1992; Woods and Brigham, 2008), and Australian Owlet-nightjars Aegotheles cristatus (Brigham et al., 1999).