Definition of Caprimulgid

1. Noun. Mainly crepuscular or nocturnal nonpasserine birds with mottled greyish-brown plumage and large eyes; feed on insects.




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Lexicographical Neighbors of Caprimulgid

caprid
caprids
caprification
caprifications
caprified
caprifies
caprifig
caprifigs
caprifole
caprifoles
caprifoliaceous
capriform
caprify
caprigenous
capriloquism
caprimulgid (current term)
caprimulgiform bird
caprin
caprine
caprine animal
caprine arthritis-encephalomyelitis
caprine arthritis-encephalomyelitis virus
caprine herpesvirus
caprine herpetovirus
capriole
caprioled
caprioles
caprioling
capriped
capripoxvirus

Literary usage of Caprimulgid

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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 caprimulgidยป 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 ..."

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