what is difference between goatsucker and nightjar
From goat + sucker, from the ancient folk belief that they sucked milk from goats.
goatsucker (plural goatsuckers)
- Any bird in the nightjar family Caprimulgidae.
(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.”)
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈnaɪtdʒɑː/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈnaɪtdʒɑɹ/
nightjar (plural nightjars)
- Any of various medium-sized nocturnal birds of the family Caprimulgidae, that feed predominantly on moths and other large flying insects.