S steatornis
Guacharo Gua*cha"ro, n. [Cf. Sp. gu['a]charo sickly, dropsical, guacharaca a sort of bird.] (Zo["o]l.) A nocturnal bird of South America and Trinidad ({Steatornis Caripensis}, or {S. steatornis}); -- called also {oilbird}. [1913 Webster]

Note: It resembles the goatsuckers and nighthawks, but feeds on fruits, and nests in caverns. A pure oil, used in place of butter, is extracted from the young by the natives. [1913 Webster]


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  • Steatornis Caripensis — Guacharo Gua*cha ro, n. [Cf. Sp. gu[ a]charo sickly, dropsical, guacharaca a sort of bird.] (Zo[ o]l.) A nocturnal bird of South America and Trinidad ({Steatornis Caripensis}, or {S. steatornis}); called also {oilbird}. [1913 Webster] Note: It… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Steatornis caripensis — Guacharo des cavernes Guacharo des cavernes …   Wikipédia en Français

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  • Guacharo — Gua*cha ro, n. [Cf. Sp. gu[ a]charo sickly, dropsical, guacharaca a sort of bird.] (Zo[ o]l.) A nocturnal bird of South America and Trinidad ({Steatornis Caripensis}, or {S. steatornis}); called also {oilbird}. [1913 Webster] Note: It resembles… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • oilbird — Guacharo Gua*cha ro, n. [Cf. Sp. gu[ a]charo sickly, dropsical, guacharaca a sort of bird.] (Zo[ o]l.) A nocturnal bird of South America and Trinidad ({Steatornis Caripensis}, or {S. steatornis}); called also {oilbird}. [1913 Webster] Note: It… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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