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Order Caprimulgiformes

The Caprimulgiformes include the nightjars and frogmouths. Most are insectivorous and nocturnal. Their classification has been controversial, and have been grouped with owls, swifts, kingfishers, rollers, hornbills and swifts at various points in time!

Author: Robert Davis
Last updated: 21/11/05

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