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see goatsuckergoatsucker,
common name for nocturnal or crepuscular birds of the order Caprimulgiformes, which includes the frogmouth, the oilbird, potoos, and nightjars. Goatsuckers are medium in size and are found in the temperate and tropical zones of both hemispheres.
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The mean departure time of Chuck-will's-widows from nests at dusk was 16.
The brooding and provisioning behaviors of adult Chuck-will's-widows were monitored by videotaping at three nests when young ranged in age from 1-7 days.
All clutches of Chuck-will's-widows in our study consisted of two eggs laid on either leaf litter or bare ground.
Although both male and female Chuck-will's-widows incubated eggs, our observations suggest that females spent more time incubating than males.
Both male and female Chuck-will's-widows in our study brooded young after hatching, with males spending less time brooding than females.
Within two days of hatching, young Chuck-will's-widows began moving from nest sites.