Caprimulgiformes

This order of birds consists of birds that are very cryptically camoflaged, usually night predtors on insects and have very large mouths. They have long pointed wings, and short legs.

 

Family Common name Total number
Aegothelidae Owlet-Frogmouths ?
Caprimulgidae Nightjars 76 (14 genera)
Nyctibiidae Potoos ?
Podargidae Frogmouths ?
Steatornithidae Oilbirds ?

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Animal Diversity Web Classification of Species

By Rob Nelson


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