Chuck-will's-widow

Caprimulgus carolinensis

Order

CAPRIMULGIFORMES

Family

Nighthawks and Nightjars (Caprimulgidae)

Code 4

CWWI

Code 6

CAPCAR

ITIS

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HEAD

Chuck-will's-Widow Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: All-purpose
  • Eye Color: Dark brown.
  • Head Pattern: Streaked, Unique pattern
  • Crown Color: Brown, gray and buff mottling with black markings.
  • Forehead Color: Brown, gray and buff mottling with black markings.
  • Nape Color: Brown, gray and buff mottling with black markings.
  • Throat Color: Red-brown with white half-collar.
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Chuck-will's-Widow Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 28-33 cm (11-13 in)
  • Weight: 119 g (4.2 oz)
  • Size: Medium (9 - 16 in)
  • Color Primary: Brown, Gray
  • Underparts: Brown, gray and buff mottling.
  • Upperparts: Brown, gray and buff mottling with black markings.
  • Back Pattern: Mottled
  • Belly Pattern: Barred or banded
  • Breast Pattern: Solid, Mottled

FLIGHT

Chuck-will's-Widow Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Bouyant flight.
  • Wingspan Range: 62-65 cm (24.5-25.5 in)
  • Wing Shape: Tapered-Wings
  • Tail Shape: Fan-shaped Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Mottled
  • Upper Tail: Brown, gray and brown with black markings and white outer feathers tipped in mottled buff and gray.
  • Under Tail: Brown, gray and buff mottling.
  • Leg Color: Brown
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