List of nocturnal birds

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There are many birds that are active nocturnally. Some, like owls and nighthawks, are predominantly nocturnal whereas others do specific tasks, like migrating, nocturnally.

See also[edit]

  • Crepuscular, a classification of animals that are active primarily during twilight, making them similar to nocturnal animals.
  • Diurnality, plant or animal behavior characterized by activity during the day and sleeping at night.
  • Cathemeral, a classification of organisms with sporadic and random intervals of activity during the day or night.
  • Matutinal, a classification of organisms that are only or primarily active in the pre-dawn hours or early morning.
  • Vespertine (biology), a classification of organisms that are only or primarily active in the evening.
  • Circadian rhythm
  • Chronotype
  • List of nocturnal animals

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q Dunn, J. L. & Alderfer, J. (2006)

References[edit]

  • Dunn, Jon L.; Alderfer, Jonathan (2006). "Owls". In Levitt, Barbara. National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America (fifth ed.). Washington D.C.: National Geographic Society. pp. 256–265. ISBN 978-0-7922-5314-3.