Goatsucker

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Goatsucker

(Science: ornithology) One of several species of insectivorous birds, belonging to Caprimulgus and allied genera, especially. The European species (Caprimulgus Europaeus); so called from the mistaken notion that it sucks goats. The European species is also goat-milker, goat owl, goat chaffer, fern owl, night hawk, nightjar, night churr, churr-owl, gnat hawk, and dorhawk .