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  • There are many accounts of the flying clown, in books, nearly all of which refer to him as bull-bat or nighthawk, and a member of the

    Bird Stories

  • -- The nighthawk, or bull-bat, also renders important service in the destruction of weevils, and catches them on the wing in considerable numbers, especially during its migration.

    Our Vanishing Wild Life Its Extermination and Preservation

  • A near relative, the bull-bat, or nighthawk, seemed hardly less wonderful.

    The Story of My Boyhood and Youth

  • The "snort" of the grizzly bear from the rocky ledge -- the howling bark of the coyote -- the "hoo-hoop" of the burrowing owl, and the shrill periodical cries of the bull-bat and goatsucker.

    The White Chief A Legend of Northern Mexico

  • By day the cooing of doves, the soft tones of the golden oriole, and the lively chatter of the red cardinal; by night the booming note of the bull-bat, the sonorous call of the trumpeter swan, and that lay far excelling all -- the clear song of the polyglot thrush, the famed mocking-bird of

    The Lone Ranche

  • We also killed a large bull-bat or goatsucker, of which there are many in this neighborhood, resembling in every respect those of the same species in the United States.

    First Across the Continent; The Story of The Exploring Expedition of Lewis and Clark in 1804-5-6


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  • Obsolete name for the Common Nighthawk.

    December 7, 2007