Chordeiles

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Chordeiles is a New World genus of nighthawks in the family Caprimulgidae. It contains the following species:
– Least nighthawk, Chordeiles pusillus
– Sand-coloured nighthawk, Chordeiles rupestris
– Common nighthawk, Chordeiles minor
– Lesser nighthawk, Chordeiles acutipennis
– Antillean nighthawk, Chordeiles gundlachii
– Nacunda nighthawk, Chordeiles nacunda

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