Suborder CAPRIMULGI.

Caeca present and functional. Oil-gland nude. Palate schizognathous, the vomer truncated behind; basipterygoid processes present. Sternum with a broad shallow incision on each side behind. Semitendinosus muscle present. Aftershaft to feathers very small.

Nest none: the eggs, generally two in number, are laid on the ground and (doubtless because of the protection thereby afforded) differ from those of all other Macrochires by being coloured. The young are hatched helpless, but covered with down. All members of this suborder are crepuscular and nocturnal.

A single family.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India including Ceylon and Burma
Reference: 
Blanford, William Thomas, ed. The Fauna of British India: Including Ceylon and Burma. Vol.3 1895.
Title in Book: 
Suborder CAPRIMULGI.
Book Author: 
William Thomas Blanford
Year: 
1895
Page No: 
182
Volume: 
Vol. 3
id: 
1515

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