NYCTIPOLUS

(Caprimulgidae; Ϯ Blackish Nightjar N. nigrescens) Gr. νυκτιπολος nuktipolos  roaming by night  < νυξ nux, νυκτος nuktos  night; πολεω poleō  to haunt; "Nyctipolus gen. nov.   Type, Caprimulgus nigrescens Cabanis.   Differing from Antrostomus Gould in having the whole tarsus (except plantar surface) feathered; nostrils narrow, longitudinal, opening laterally beneath a tumid operculum; and primaries either uniform black or with a white spot on inner web of seventh and eighth, or seventh, eighth, and ninth.   (Nυκτιπολος, roaming by night.)   Species: (1) Nyctipolus nigrescens (Cabanis); (2) Nyctipolus whitelyi (Salvin)." (Ridgway 1912).

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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 www.hbw.com on 15 December 2018).