Definition of European nightjar
1. Noun. Old World goatsucker.
Generic synonyms: Caprimulgid, Goatsucker, Nightjar
Group relationships: Caprimulgus, Genus Caprimulgus
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Lexicographical Neighbors of European Nightjar
Literary usage of European nightjar
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Analyst: A Quarterly Journal of Science, Literature, Natural History by William Holl, Neville Wood, Edward Mammatt (1835)
"... thrown into a bush where one of these birds is roosting, it will immediately begin to sing. The other " birds of the night" are, the European nightjar ..."
2. Our Summer Migrants: An Account of the Migratory Birds which Pass the Summer by James Edmund Harting (1877)
"In Syria and Palestine, Canon Tristram did not observe the European nightjar, but found a smaller and lighter-coloured species, on 1 " Birds of Egypt," p. ..."
3. The Naturalist in Bermuda: A Sketch of the Geology, Zoology, and Botany of by John Matthew Jones, John L. Hurdis, John Walter Wedderburn (1859)
"Excepting those already mentioned as sitting on the guns, at Ireland Island, I never saw them during the day time; like our European nightjar, I suppose ..."
4. Notes of a Naturalist in the Nile Valley and Malta: A Narrative of by Andrew Leith Adams (1870)
"However, the European nightjar, although late in arriving in Northern Europe, crosses the Mediterranean in the end of February. To be high flyers must be of ..."