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- proper noun A taxonomic
genuswithin the family Caprimulgidae.
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(_Caprimulgus_, _Hydropsalis_, _Chordiles_), fly with softly flapping wings to their hunting quarters to surprise their victims while asleep.
Travels in Peru, on the Coast, in the Sierra, Across the Cordilleras and the Andes, into the Primeval Forests Johann Jakob von Tschudi 1853
We ended the day perfectly with Jakob teaching me how to catch scissor-tailed nightjars (Hydropsalis torquata) at our campsite with bare hands!
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