Common Poorwill

Phalaenoptilus nuttallii

Order

CAPRIMULGIFORMES

Family

Goatsuckers (Caprimulgidae)

Code 4

COPO

Code 6

PHANUT

ITIS

HEAD

Common Poorwill Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: All-purpose
  • Eye Color: Dark brown.
  • Head pattern: Streaked, Unique pattern
  • Crown Color: Mixed mottled gray-brown with black markings.
  • Forehead Color: Mixed mottled gray-brown with black markings.
  • Nape Color: Mixed mottled gray-brown with black markings.
  • Throat Color: Black with white collar.
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Common Poorwill Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 18-20 cm (7-8 in)
  • Weight: 51 g (1.8 oz)
  • Size: Small (5 - 9 in)
  • Color Primary: Brown, Gray
  • Underparts: Gray with dark gray and black barring.
  • Upperparts: Mixed mottled gray-brown with black markings.
  • Back Pattern: Mottled
  • Belly Pattern: Barred or banded
  • Breast Pattern: Barred or banded, Solid

FLIGHT

Common Poorwill Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Flies on silent wings with quick shallow wing beats.
  • Wingspan Range: 28-33 cm (11-13 in)
  • Wing Shape: Tapered-Wings
  • Tail shape: Rounded Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Barred, Banded
  • Upper Tail: Gray with dark gray and black barring.
  • Under Tail: Buff with brown barring.
  • Leg Color: Pink-brown
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Head Feathers and Markings X
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