Family Caprimulgidae

Caprimulgus - Caprimulgus is a large and very widespread genus of nightjars, medium-sized nocturnal birds with long pointed wings, short legs and short bills.

Chordeiles - Chordeiles is a genus of nighthawks in the Caprimulgidae family.

Eleothreptus - Eleothreptus is a genus of nightjar in the Caprimulgidae family.

Eurostopodus - The order Caprimulgiformes contains several families of nocturnal insectivores, these are the frogmouths, the potoos, the Oilbird and the nightjars.

Hydropsalis - Hydropsalis is a genus of nightjar in the Caprimulgidae family.

Lurocalis - Lurocalis is a genus of nightjar in the Caprimulgidae family.

Macrodipteryx - In Standard-winged Nightjar the shaft of the 9th primary becomes much elongated, while in Pennant-winged Nightjar the 9th primary grows to more than twice the body length.

Macropsalis - Macropsalis forcipata

Nyctidromus - This medium-sized nightjar is 8.

Nyctiphrynus - Nyctiphrynus is a genus of nightjar in the Caprimulgidae family.

Nyctiprogne - Nyctiprogne is a genus of nightjar in the Caprimulgidae family.

Phalaenoptilus - Many northern birds migrate to winter within the breeding range in central and western Mexico, though some remain further north.

Podager - The generic name "Podager" originates from the Latin meaning "a man suffering from gout" and reflects the awkward walking manner of this nighthawk while the specific name "nacunda" is derived from the GuaranĂ­ Indian word for a "big-mouth.

Siphonorhis - Siphonorhis, the Caribbean pauraques, are a genus of nightjar in the family Caprimulgidae.

Uropsalis - Uropsalis is a genus of nightjar in the Caprimulgidae family.

Order : Caprimulgiformes
Family : Caprimulgidae

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