a large nightjar (Caprimulgus carolinensis) of the S U.S., often mistaken for the slightly smaller whippoorwill
Origin of chuck-will's-widowechoic of its cry
A nightjar (Caprimulgus carolinensis) resembling the whip-poor-will and found in southeast North America, Central America, and northern South America.
Origin of chuck-will's-widowImitative of its call
- Antrostomus carolinensis, a goatsucker of the southern United States.
Imitative of its note.