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goatsucker


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Goatsucker  \Goat"suck`er\,  n.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  One  of  several  species  of  insectivorous  birds,  belonging  to 
  {Caprimulgus}  and  allied  genera,  esp.  the  European  species 
  ({Caprimulgus  Europ[ae]us});  --  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}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  goatsucker 
  n  :  mainly  crepuscular  or  nocturnal  nonpasserine  birds  with 
  mottled  grayish-brown  plumage  and  large  eyes;  feed  on 
  insects  [syn:  {nightjar},  {caprimulgid}] 




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