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- proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Caprimulgidae.
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(_Caprimulgus_, _Hydropsalis_, _Chordiles_), fly with softly flapping wings to their hunting quarters to surprise their victims while asleep.
We ended the day perfectly with Jakob teaching me how to catch scissor-tailed nightjars (Hydropsalis torquata) at our campsite with bare hands!