List of birds of North America (Caprimulgiformes)

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The birds listed below all belong to the biological order Caprimulgiformes, and are native to North America.

Nightjars[edit]

Order: Caprimulgiformes   Family: Caprimulgidae

Nightjars are medium-sized nocturnal birds that usually nest on the ground. They have long wings, short legs and very short bills. Most have small feet, of little use for walking, and long pointed wings. Their soft plumage is cryptically coloured to resemble bark or leaves.

Potoos[edit]

Order: Caprimulgiformes   Family: Nyctibiidae

Oilbird[edit]

Order: Caprimulgiformes   Family: Steatornithidae

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