goatsucker vs nightjar what difference

what is difference between goatsucker and nightjar

English

Etymology

From goat +‎ sucker, from the ancient folk belief that they sucked milk from goats.

Noun

goatsucker (plural goatsuckers)

  1. Any bird in the nightjar family Caprimulgidae.

Alternative forms

  • goat-sucker

Translations

See also

  • chupacabra
  • chupacabras


English

Alternative forms

  • nightchurr

Etymology

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium. Particularly: “Chambers 1908 says it is named from the sound of its cry.”)

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈnaɪtdʒɑː/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈnaɪtdʒɑɹ/

Noun

nightjar (plural nightjars)

  1. Any of various medium-sized nocturnal birds of the family Caprimulgidae, that feed predominantly on moths and other large flying insects.

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