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Antrostomus - the genus of nightjars previously included in the genus Caprimulgusbut the evidence indicated that the genus was divided. They are medium sized nocturnal birds with long pointed wings, short legs and short bills.

Nightjars Antrostomus found in the New World, and like other nightjars they usually nest on the ground. They are mainly active in the late evening and early morning or at night and feed predominantly on moths and other large flying insects.

most have small feet of little use for walking, and their soft plumage is secretly colored to resemble bark or leaves. Some species, unusual for birds, perch along the branch rather than across it, which helps hide them during the day. The temperate species are strongly migratory, hibernating in the tropics.

varieties Antrostomus there are relatively long bills and rectal bristles. Many have repetitive and often mechanical songs.

Antrostomus

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Kingdom animalia
Phylum chordata
Rank Genus
Family caprimulgidae
Higher classification Caprimulginae
Order Caprimulgiformes

Lower classifications Chuck ‑ will's ‑ widow, Mexican whip ‑ poor ‑ will, Rufous nightjar, Dusky nightjar, Cuban nightjar

Chuck will s widow antrostomus carolinensis just hanging out on a limb boy scout woods

Antrostomus is a genus of nightjars formerly included in the genus Caprimulgus, but evidence suggested the genus be split. They are medium-sized nocturnal birds with long pointed wings, short legs and short bills.

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  • Chuck will s widow antrostomus carolinensis just hanging out on a limb boy scout woods
  • Eastern whip poor will antrostomus vociferus a pair calling in the dark and their moving eye shine
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Antrostomus nightjars are found in the New World, and like other nightjars they usually nest on the ground. They are mostly active in the late evening and early morning or at night, and feed predominantly on moths and other large flying insects.

Most have small feet, of little use for walking, and their soft plumage is cryptically colored to resemble bark or leaves. Some species, unusually for birds, perch along a branch, rather than across it, which helps to conceal them during the day. Temperate species are strongly migratory, wintering in the tropics.

Antrostomus species have relatively long bills and rictal bristles. Many have repetitive and often mechanical songs.

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