Goatsucker

Definition of Goatsucker

Goat´suck`er
n.1.(Zool.) One of several species of insectivorous birds, belonging to Caprimulgus and allied genera, esp. the European species (Caprimulgus Europæus); - so called from the mistaken notion that it sucks goats. The European species is also goat-milker, goat owl, goat chaffer, fern owl, night hawk, nightjar, night churr, churr-owl, gnat hawk, and dorhawk.

Related Words

bullbat, caprimulgid, Caprimulgidae, caprimulgiform bird, Caprimulgus carolinensis, Caprimulgus europaeus, Caprimulgus vociferus, chuck-will's-widow, European goatsucker, European nightjar, family Caprimulgidae, mosquito hawk, nighthawk, nightjar, Phalaenoptilus nuttallii, poorwill, whippoorwill
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