Common Poorwill http://www.nhm.org/nature/taxonomy/term/110/all en What's Up Goatsucker? http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/whats-goatsucker <div>Yes, the first Goatsucker has been&nbsp;found in our new wildlife gardens! No,&nbsp;I&#39;m not talking about&nbsp;a weird new species of goat parasite,&nbsp;I&#39;m actually talking about a&nbsp;type of owl-like bird. Goatsuckers, a.k.a.&nbsp;nightjars, are&nbsp;members of&nbsp;the&nbsp;family Caprimulgidae, which comes from the&nbsp;Latin word <em>Caprimulgus</em>, literally meaning goatsucker.&nbsp;The Latin name came about because of&nbsp;the mistaken belief that these birds would&nbsp;swoop under&nbsp;milking goats to steal milk from the teat!</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <p><a href="http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/whats-goatsucker" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/whats-goatsucker#comments Bird List birds Common Poorwill Goatsucker gular fluttering hibernating bird nightjar Phalaenoptilus nuttalli Blog Fri, 26 Oct 2012 23:38:00 +0000 Lila Higgins 715 at http://www.nhm.org/nature