Definitions

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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Caprimulgidae — the whippoorwills.

Etymologies

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Latin caprimulgus ("goat milker")

Examples

  • A wing was all that was known of an Ethiopian nightjar, Caprimulgus solala, but adventurous birdwatchers managed to spot it, though they weren't able to capture it.

    Archive 2009-07-01

  • Occasionally seen are glossy ibis Plegadis falcinellis, rednecked nightjar Caprimulgus ruficollis, little buttontail Turnix sylvatica, and azure-winged magpie Cyanopico cyanus.

    Doñana National Park, Spain

  • The dry karst grasslands above the caves hold several uncommon and threatened bird species: Circaetus gallicus, Caprimulgus europaeus, Upupa epops, Lullua arborea, Anthus campestris, Lanius collurio, Emberiza hortulana, E. cia and E. cirlus.

    Skocjan Caves Regional Park, Slovenia

  • Forty-eight species endemic to the hotspot are threatened with extinction, including the Puerto Rican nightjar (Caprimulgus noctitherus, CR), Zapata rail (Cyanolimnas cerverai, EN), Zapata wren (Ferminia cerverai, EN), and Grenada dove (Leptotila wellsi, CR).

    Biological diversity in the Caribbean Islands

  • The Park is also habitat for major South African populations of greater and lesser flamingo Phoenicoepterus ruber, and P. minor, osprey Pandion haliaetus, Neergaard's sunbird Nectarinia bifasciata, Woodward's batis Batis fratrum, Natal nightjar Caprimulgus natalensis, blackrumped button-quail Turnix hottentotta, black coucal Centropus bengalensis and shorttailed pipit Anthus brachyurus. 62 species are listed in the South African Red Data Book and 73 species are listed in CITES appendices.

    Greater St Lucia Wetland Park, South Africa

  • Others, such as the bronze-winged cursor (Cursorius chalcopterus), Senegal plover (Vanellus lugubris), fiery-necked nightjar (Caprimulgus pectoralis), and pennant-winged nightjar (Macrodipteryx vexillaria) rely on fires to provide breeding habitat.

    Angolan Miombo woodlands

  • Chotacabras is a kind of owl, Caprimulgus europaeus.

    languagehat.com: ORNITHONOMY.

  • Fastidious and professional, Bas records Caprimulgus affinis in his notebook with appropriate marks indicating uncertainty.

    The Song of The Dodo

  • Sauromalus hispidus, see chuckwallas savanna nightjars Caprimulgus affinis, 150

    The Song of The Dodo

  • I give here a list of birds which I have stuffed, all of which were killed in this neighbourhood: — Night-jar (Caprimulgus Europœus), wry neck

    Records of Woodhall Spa and Neighbourhood Historical, Anecdotal, Physiographical, and Archaeological, with Other Matter

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