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European nightjar, Eurasian nightjar (Caprimulgus europaeus)
Subject: European nightjar, Eurasian nightjar (Caprimulgus europaeus)
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European nightjar, Eurasian nightjar (Caprimulgus europaeus)

English: European Nighjar, Caprimulgus europaeus
Euskara: Caprimulgus europaeus, zata grisa
Source Nire argazki-bilduma / own picture
Author Joxerra Aihartza

The European nightjar, Eurasian nightjar or just nightjar (Caprimulgus europaeus) is a crepuscular and nocturnal bird in the nightjar family that breeds across most of Europe and temperate Asia. The Latin generic name refers to the old myth that the nocturnal nightjar suckled goats, causing them to cease to give milk.
Order: Caprimulgiformes
Family: Caprimulgidae
Genus: Caprimulgus
Species: Caprimulgus europaeus Linnaeus, 1758

Scientific Name: Caprimulgus europaeus Linnaeus, 1758
Common Names: European Nightjar, Nightjar, European Nightjar
French: Engoulevent d’Europe German: Ziegenmelker Spanish: Chotacabras europeo
Taxonomy: Caprimulgus europæus Linnaeus, 1758, Sweden.

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