chuck-will's-widow

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chuck-will's-widow:

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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otus (Linnaeus), long-eared I R owl Athene cunicularia (Molina), W R burrowing owl Bubo virginianus (Gmelin), great I C horned owl Nyctea scandiaca (Linnaeus), snow N R owl Otus asio (Linnaeus), eastern I C screech-owl Strix varia Barton, barred owl I O Order Caprimulgiformes goatsuckers, oilbirds, and allies) Family Caprimulgidae (goatsuckers) Caprimulgus carolinensis Gmelin, S R chuck-will's-widow C.