Chordeiles

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Chordeiles
Common Nighthawk.JPG
Chordeiles minor
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Caprimulgiformes
Family: Caprimulgidae
Genus: Chordeiles
Swainson, 1832
Synonyms

Podager

Chordeiles is a New World genus of nighthawks in the family Caprimulgidae. It contains the following species:[1]

The genus name Chordeiles is from Ancient Greek khoreia, a dance with music, and deile, "evening".[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ITIS Report: Chordeiles Swainson, 1832". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 23 February 2010. 
  2. ^ Jobling, James A (2010). The Helm Dictionary of Scientific Bird Names. London: Christopher Helm. p. 104. ISBN 978-1-4081-2501-4.