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Whip-poor-will Caprimulgus vociferus

Flight call description No known flight call but sometimes gives a soft "puk" or muttering series of "puk" notes in short flights.

Fig.1. Virginia May 3, 1988 (Lang Elliott). 

Single call from a series from a bird in short flight.



Diurnal calling sequence:

1. Virginia May 3, 1988 (Lang Elliott). Series of "puk" notes from bird in short flight.


Similar species Shorter than Chuck-wills-widow's "aunk" call.


Behavior Nocturnal migrant. Call is given in flight at night on the breeding grounds. Believed to be silent in nocturnal migration.