Frogmouths, potoos, nighthawks, nightjars, oilbirds caprimulgiformes

Goat sucker mouthOld Name: goat-suckers

 Includes the following bird families:

  • Steatornithidae /  Steatornithiformes: Oilbirds
  • Podargidae / Podargiformes: Frogmouths:
  • Nyctibiidae: Potoos
  • Caprimulgidae: New World Nighthawks (Chordeilinae) and Typical Nightjars (Caprimulginae)
  • Eurostopodidae: Eared nightjars

Distribution:

Global distribution (except Antarctica)

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