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Chuck-Will's-Widow

Caprimulgus carolinensis

Description:

Listen at dusk and at night for the rolling, seemingly endless call of the Chuck-will’s-widow. If you are lucky and have a keen eye, by day they can be found resting motionless on the ground or on a horizontal branch. This is the largest nightjar in North America, but their dappled brown plumage makes them blend in perfectly to dry woodlands of the Southeast. Cornell Lab

Habitat:

Barrier Island: Lido Key, Sarasota FL

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7 Comments

Noe and Pili
Noe and Pili 9 years ago

Cool!

MelissaFerguson
MelissaFerguson 9 years ago

Awesome spotting! Thank you for posting to Florida's Flora & Fauna Mission!

ceherzog
ceherzog 9 years ago

Thank you all...it was flushed by someone walking nearby otherwise I never would have found it.

Maria dB
Maria dB 9 years ago

Unusual and interesting bird; great spotting!

Cool spotting! What an interesting looking bird

Birding For Fun
Birding For Fun 9 years ago

Amazing shot. Well done.

harsuame
harsuame 9 years ago

Very Nice!!

ceherzog
Spotted by
ceherzog

Sarasota, Florida, USA

Spotted on May 14, 2012
Submitted on May 14, 2012

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