Common Nighthawk: ABA Bird of the Year
Interestingly, you may hear these birds referred to by an older, but very odd name--goatsucker. Yea, that's right. The name comes from the misinformed belief that nighthawks suck goat's milk. Weird. I'm glad we don't have to call these birds by that name anymore. But, if you would like to have some fun, you can actually "prove" to your friends that chupacabras (the Spanish word for "goatsucker") exist! But instead of a legendary, blood-sucking, menacing creature, it's a bird that also sports a much cooler (and more appropriate) name.