caprimulgus europ[ae]us


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Goatsucker \Goat"suck`er\, n. (Zool.)
   One of several species of insectivorous birds, belonging to
   Caprimulgus and allied genera, esp. the European species
   (Caprimulgus Europ[ae]us); -- so called from the mistaken
   notion that it sucks goats. The European species is also
   goat-milker, goat owl, goat chaffer, fern owl, {night
   hawk}, nightjar, night churr, churr-owl, gnat hawk,
   and dorhawk.
   [1913 Webster]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

nighthawk \nighthawk\ n.
   1. A person who likes to be active late at night; a {night
      owl}.

   Syn: night owl, nightbird.
        [WordNet 1.5]

   2. (Zool.) Any of several mainly nocturnal North American
      goatsuckers, especially Chordeiles minor, or the related
      European goatsucker Caprimulgus europaeus, also called
      the nightjar.

   Syn: bullbat, mosquito hawk.
        [WordNet 1.5]
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