LYNCORNIS

(Caprimulgidae; Ϯ Great Eared Nightjar L. macrotis) Gr. λυνξ lunx, λυνκος lunkos  lynx (i.e. with ear-tufts); ορνις ornis, ορνιθος ornithos  bird; "Genus LYNCORNIS, Gould ...Caput penicillis elongatis (quasi auribus) instructum ...the genus Lyncornis, a minor group among the Caprimulgidæ, conspicuous for their large eyes, lengthened egrets, and great powers of flight. The analogy of this group to that of the horned owls is too palpable to escape observation" (Gould 1838).

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Jobling, J. A. (2019). Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology. In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.) (2019). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from www.hbw.com on 24 January 2019).