Chuck-will's-widow

Antrostomus carolinensis Order: Caprimulgiformes Family: Caprimulgidae (Nightjars and Allies)
Antrostomus carolinensis Order: Caprimulgiformes Family: Caprimulgidae (Nightjars and Allies)
Chuck-will's-widow

This nightjar calls persistently throughout the night. Like nighthawks, it feeds entirely on the wing, capturing mostly insects in its capacious mouth, but it’s large enough to swallow some small birds and bats as well. Laura has never had an opportunity to photograph this species, but has fallen asleep to its music on many occasions.

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