(syn. Necrosyrtes Ϯ Hooded Vulture N. monachus) Genus Caprimulgus Linnaeus, 1758, nightjar; ορνις ornis, ορνιθος ornithos  bird; "In all forms where the pectinated middle claw appears, the greatest voracity has been observed, and may be supposed, if the mode of life be yet unknown, as in the Percnopterus pileatus (subg. caprornis), strix, rostrhamas, ardeidæ, glareola, Cursorius, limosa, melanura, corvus frugilegus, the Caprimulginæ" (Kaup 1850).

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Jobling, J. A. (2018). Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology. In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.) (2018). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from on 18 December 2018).