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(Caprimulgus vociferus)

Photo © Mike Danzenbaker
Whip-poor-will Information

Length: 9 - 10"

Breeding Habitat
Open deciduous or mixed woodlands, especially young second-growth forests. Prefers fairly dry woods near fields or other open areas.

: Night-flying insects, including moths,
mosquitoes, and flying beetles; some non-flying
insects such as grasshoppers, ants, and crickets.
Whip-poor-will ID TipsIdentification tips for the Whip-poor-will
Whip-poor-will SongThe song of the Whip-poor-will
Range Maps:
(Click map to enlarge.)
Whip-poor-will Breeding Map Whip-poor-will Winter Map USGS
Breeding Map          Winter Map (CBC)      
Additional Information:

Whip-poor-will (Caprimulgus vociferus)
Habitat, feeding behavior, nesting, migration, and conservation status. Includes range map and the songs and calls of this bird. (From Audubon)



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