Translation of nighthawk in Spanish:

nighthawk

caracatey, n.

Pronunciation /ˈnʌɪthɔːk//ˈnaɪthɔk/

noun

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    Zoology
    (North American) caracatey masculine
    (European) chotacabras feminine
    • Some species with large mouths and small bills, such as nighthawks, whip-poor wills, and the aptly named frogmouth owls, open their bills wide as they fly into insects, and the prey is captured in the birds’ gaping maws.
    • The first kicks off at 8: 30 while for the nighthawks, a second session will begin at 11: 30.
    • Aping the seventies, this bar is for lounging and proves very popular among the more sophisticated of nighthawks prior to later excesses of the night.
    • It is smaller than a nighthawk, with a shorter tail.
    • His people were never the iconic nighthawks Edward Hopper found at the diner.
    • I'm a real nighthawk and I love chatting to listeners about what's on their minds.
    • Suitably soporific, it's one for sophisticated nighthawks only.
    • He has a job, a home, he can come and go; he can look at the customers with a half-smile. It is the customers who are the nighthawks.
    • Although this is desert, there is an incredible diversity of bird life along the river and in other areas of the park - mourning doves, American kestrel falcons, nighthawks and brown thrashers are just a few of the birds that call it home.
    • Swallows, swifts and nighthawks, all pursuing flying insects, fly erratically.
    • Few people were out since it was so late, though it was hard to avoid the nighthawks.
    • The nighthawk belongs to the Family Caprimulgidae, a group of nocturnal and crepuscular birds also known as the nightjars.
    • The nighthawks sit alone, lost in their individual thoughts, as if in a glass bowl.
  • 2informal