Mexican Whip-poor-will

Antrostomus arizonae

Order

CAPRIMULGIFORMES

Family

Goatsuckers (Caprimulgidae)

Code 4

MWPW

Code 6

CAPARI

ITIS

HEAD

Mexican Whip-poor-will Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: All-purpose
  • Eye Color: Dark brown to blackish.
  • Head pattern: Eyeline, Streaked
  • Crown Color: Mottled gray, brown and black.
  • Forehead Color: Mottled gray, brown, and black.
  • Nape Color: Mottled gray, brown, and black.
  • Throat Color: Black with white collar.
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Mexican Whip-poor-will Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 23-25 cm (9-10 in)
  • Weight: 57 g (2 oz)
  • Size: Medium (9 - 16 in)
  • Color Primary: Brown
  • Underparts: Pale gray-black
  • Upperparts: Mottled brown, gray, and black.
  • Back Pattern: Solid, Mottled
  • Belly Pattern: Barred or banded
  • Breast Pattern: Barred or banded

FLIGHT

Mexican Whip-poor-will Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Erratic mothlike flight.
  • Wingspan Range: 41-50 cm (16-19.5 in)
  • Wing Shape: Pointed-Wings
  • Tail shape: Squared Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Mottled
  • Upper Tail: Gray and brown.
  • Under Tail: Gray and brown.
  • Leg Color: Brown to black
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Head Feathers and Markings X
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