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Common Nighthawk (Chordeiles minor)
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Caprimulgiformes
Family Caprimulgidae
Genus Chordeiles

Chordeiles is a genus of nightjars in the Caprimulgidae family.

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


It contains the following species:

Lesser Nighthawk (Hermann, 1783) (Chordeiles acutipennis)
Antillean Nighthawk (Lawrence, 1856) (Chordeiles gundlachii)
Common Nighthawk (J. R. Forster, 1771) (Chordeiles minor)
Nacunda Nighthawk (Vieillot, 1817) (Chordeiles nacunda)
Least Nighthawk (Gould, 1861) (Chordeiles pusillus)
Sand-coloured Nighthawk (Spix, 1825) (Chordeiles rupestris)
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