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Chuck-wills-widow Caprimulgus carolinensis
Flight call description A low-pitched "aunk" or series of "aunk" calls.
Fig.1. Florida May 11, 1988 (Lang Elliott).
Bird in flight with American Robin in the background.
Diurnal calling sequence:
1. Florida May 11, 1988 (Lang Elliott). Bird in flight with Common Nighthawk and American Robin singing in the background.
Similar species See Whip-poor-will.
Behavior Nocturnal migrant. "Aunk" calls given while hunting on the breeding grounds. Believed to be silent in nocturnal migration.