Synonyms
Etymology

1. goatsucker

noun. mainly crepuscular or nocturnal nonpasserine birds with mottled greyish-brown plumage and large eyes; feed on insects.

Synonyms

  • Phalaenoptilus nuttallii
  • chuck-will's-widow
  • European nightjar
  • Caprimulgus carolinensis
  • caprimulgid
  • Caprimulgus vociferus
  • poorwill
  • whippoorwill
  • mosquito hawk
  • Caprimulgidae
  • caprimulgiform bird
  • nighthawk
  • European goatsucker
  • bullbat
  • family Caprimulgidae
  • nightjar

Etymology

  • goat (English)
  • gote (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • sucker (English)

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