Definition of owlet-nightjar in English:
A nocturnal Australasian bird resembling a small nightjar, with an owl-like face and a large gape.
- Family Aegothelidae and genus Aegotheles: several species
- As shown by a recent phylogenetic analysis, owlet-nightjars are the sister group of swifts and hummingbirds.
- The Australian Owlet-nightjar, Aegotheles cristatus, is a nocturnal bird found in open woodland across Australia and in southern New Guinea.
Definition of owlet-nightjar in:
- US English dictionary
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