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nightbirds

Caprimulgiformes

The nightbirds is a large group of birds that fly at night and eat insects. Members of this group are found throughout the world and include nightjars, nighthawks, frogmouths, and others. There are about 114 species of nightbirds. All nightbirds have a well-developed sense of sight and are excellent and maneuverable flyers, they are well-adapted to pursuing and catching flying insects at night.

 
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. "Caprimulgiformes" (On-line), Animal Diversity Web. Accessed December 16, 2017 at http://www.biokids.umich.edu/accounts/Caprimulgiformes/

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