Chuck-will's-widow

Caprimulgus carolinensis
A Chuck-will's-widow specimen on display in the exhibit "Birds of D.C."

DC Information

Found in summer and fall (April to September) in the southern part of this region in open fields and wood margins. Heard more often than seen, this bird is named for its call. Breeds from May to July. Male has white in the tail, female does not.

Specimen Information

 
Date:  5/20/1894
Collected By:  Brent M Robinson
Locality:  Pellicios Creek
Sex:  Male
Catalog ID:  133123