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Noun: nightjar  'nIt,jaa(r)
  1. Mainly crepuscular or nocturnal nonpasserine birds with mottled greyish-brown plumage and large eyes; feed on insects
    - goatsucker, caprimulgid

Derived forms: nightjars

Type of: caprimulgiform bird

Part of: Caprimulgidae, family Caprimulgidae

Encyclopedia: Nightjar