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Any of various chiefly nocturnal, insectivorous birds of the family Caprimulgidae, especially those in the genus Caprimulgus. Also called goatsucker.
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(Animals) 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
[C17: night + jar2, so called from its discordant cry]
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1. any of numerous nocturnal goatsuckers of the subfamily Caprimulginae, having a short bill and a wide mouth used for scooping up insects in midflight.
2. the common Eurasian nightjar Caprimulgus europaeus, known for its distinctive chirring song.
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|Noun||1.||nightjar - 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
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nightjar[ˈnaɪtdʒɑːʳ] N → chotacabras m inv
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