Ornithology/Caprimulgiformes

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Caprimulgidae is a family of nocturnal, insectivorous birds characterized by long pointed wings, short legs, and very short bills. They are known by a variety of names such as nightjars, goatsuckers, and bugeaters. Their plumage is typically colored to mimic bark or leaves. They lay one to two eggs directly onto the ground.

Nightjars and Allies (Caprimulgidae)

Chuck-will's-widow
Chuckwillswidow.jpg
Species Caprimulgus carolinensis
Habitat Open woodland
Diet Insects
Call Link
Conservation
Status iucn3.1 LC.svg
Least concern
Common Nighthawk
Common Nighthawk.jpg
Species Chordeiles minor
Habitat Forests, deserts and savannahs
Diet Insects
Conservation
Status iucn3.1 LC.svg
Least concern



Previous Birds
Common Pauraque
Pauraque.jpg
Species Nyctidromus albicollis
Habitat Open woodland
Diet Insects
Conservation
Status iucn3.1 LC.svg
Least concern
Whip-poor-will
Whippoorwill.jpg
Species Caprimulgus vociferus
Habitat Open woodland
Diet Insects
Conservation
Status iucn3.1 LC.svg
Least concern