Eastern Whip-poor-will

Caprimulgus vociferus
Eastern Whip-poor-will specimens on display in the exhibit "Birds of D.C."

DC Information

Common summer resident, April to September. Breeds from late April to mid-July in upland forest near open fields. Its call, a whistled repetition of its name, is heard more often than the bird is seen. Female does not have white in the tail.

Specimen Information

This exhibit includes an adult and a juvenile.
This record is for the bird on the right.
Date:  5/5/1892
Collected By:  Henry Marshall
Locality:  Laurel, MD
Sex:  Male
Catalog ID:  125887