Definition of Caprimulgid
1. Noun. Mainly crepuscular or nocturnal nonpasserine birds with mottled greyish-brown plumage and large eyes; feed on insects.
Generic synonyms: Caprimulgiform Bird
Group relationships: Caprimulgidae, Family Caprimulgidae
Specialized synonyms: Caprimulgus Europaeus, European Goatsucker, European Nightjar, Caprimulgus Carolinensis, Chuck-will's-widow, Caprimulgus Vociferus, Whippoorwill, Bullbat, Mosquito Hawk, Nighthawk, Phalaenoptilus Nuttallii, Poorwill
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Caprimulgid
Literary usage of Caprimulgid
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Hand-book to the Birds of Great Britain by Richard Bowdler Sharpe (1896)
"... the latter being only found in Tropical America. THE TRUE NIGHT-JARS. FAMILY caprimulgid^E. Distinguished by their ..."
2. Argentine Ornithology: A Descriptive Catalogue of the Birds of the Argentine by Philip Lutley Sclater, William Henry Hudson (1889)
"caprimulgid^E, OB GOATSUCKERS. Nearly fifty different species of the singular nocturnal birds commonly known as " Goatsuckers " are found in the Neotropical ..."
3. Bulletin by United States National Museum (1914)
"So far as known, all caprimulgid» lie flat to the perch (or ground) in a horizontal position, when at rest. This family is confined to the tropical parts of ..."
4. Handbook of Birds of the Western United States: Including the Great Plains by Florence Merriam Bailey (1921)
"E.) FAMILY caprimulgid^E: GOATSUCKERS. KEY TO GENERA. 1. Gape without conspicuous bristles, tail emarginate. 1'. Gape with conspicuous bristles, ..."
5. A Manual of the Vertebrate Animals of the Northern United States: Including by David Starr Jordan (1899)
"Middle toe much longer than lateral toes, its claw pectinate; rictus with bristles; plumage very soft caprimulgid. ... caprimulgid^S. (THE GOATSUCKERS. ..."
6. Zoology: Being a Systematic Account of the General Structure, Habits by William Benjamin Carpenter (1857)
"In this tribe are included the caprimulgid. ... The Birds of the family caprimulgid^E are, for the most part, nocturnal in their habits; and they have the ..."
7. The Birds of Maine: With Key to and Description of the Various Species Known by Ora Willis Knight (1908)
"Key to the species of caprimulgid^EA Wing with a very conspicuous white spot, readily perceived when the bird is flying as well as when in hand. Nighthawk. ..."
8. Zoology: Being a Sketch of the Classification, Structure, Distribution, and by William Benjamin Carpenter (1844)
"In this tribe are included the caprimulgid. ... The Birds of the family caprimulgid.E are, for the most part, nocturnal in their habits; and they have the ..."