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Order Macrochires - Goatsuckers, Swifts and Humming-birds


Family Micropolidae: Swifts bird information
Family Trochilidae: Humming birds information
Order Macrochires - Goatsuckers, Swifts and Humming-birds
Family Caprimulgidae: Nighthawks, Whippoorwills, etc.
Medium-sized, mottled brownish, gray, black, and white birds of heavy build. Short, thick head; gaping, large mouth; very small bill, with bristles at base. Take insect food on the wing. Feet small and weak; wings long and powerful. These birds rest lengthwise on their perch while sleeping through the brightest daylight hours, or on the ground, where they nest.