A cousin of the Whip-poor will, the Chuck Will’s Widow is the largest nightjar in North America, and a permanent resident of Florida. They can be found mostly in the southeast US and as far south as the northwest tip of South America. This nocturnal bird forages for insects at dusk and dawn, but stays mostly camouflaged in brush and dry wooded areas during the day – as seen above!!😉
Check out these great sounds!! You may have heard a Chuck Will’s Widow in the dark… but could never quite find the bird!
[I’m calling this post ‘the lazy way out’ because I have been swamped with work lately and away from WP for way too long – figured one recent photo would make a quick post.]