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  1. Whippoorwill, (Caprimulgus vociferus), nocturnal bird of North America belonging to the family Caprimulgidae (see caprimulgiform) and closely resembling the related common nightjar of Europe. It is named for its vigorous deliberate call (first and third syllables accented), which it may repeat times without stopping.
  2. Made famous in folk songs, poems, and literature for their endless chanting on summer nights, Eastern Whip-poor-wills are easy to hear but hard to see. Their brindled plumage blends perfectly with the gray-brown leaf litter of the open forests where they breed and roost. At dawn and dusk, and on moonlit nights, they sally out from perches to sweep up insects in their cavernous mouths.
  3. Nov 13,  · Often heard but seldom observed, the Whip-poor-will chants its name on summer nights in eastern woods. The song may seem to go on endlessly; a patient observer once counted 1, whip-poor-wills given rapidly without a break. By day, the bird sleeps on the forest floor, or on a horizontal log or branch. This bird and the Mexican Whip-poor-will of the southwest were considered to belong to .
  4. Songs. Although Eastern Whip-poor-wills are not technically songbirds, their whip-poor-will call functions as a song, since males consistently repeat this call from conspicuous perches during the breeding season.. Calls. The male’s emphatic, chanted whip-poor-will, sometimes repeated for hours on end, is a classic sound of warm summer nights in the countryside of the East.
  5. Apr 20,  · Whippoorwill Folklore. Old wives worked overtime to whipstitch the tattered fabric of whippoorwill folklore. Here are some examples When a single woman heard her first whippoorwill in springtime, she must have felt her heart lurch in panic, for if the bird did not call again, she would remain single for a year.
  6. The Eastern Whippoorwill is a medium size nightjar, measuring between 8 and 10 inches long from beak to tail. It has a short bill and long, rounded wings and tail. Male birds have a white patch under the throat and white tips on the outer tail feathers.
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  8. Whippoorwill Campground offers a restful camping experience just 3 miles outside of Ocean City New Jersey. It’s all here for you and your family. Spring, summer or fall, our “World of Woods and Waters,” with its rustling treetops, aromatic campfires, chirping birds and natural splendor, is a celebration of nature not soon to be forgotten.
  9. Nov 15,  · For Whippoorwill, there's little separation between the soul and the scenery-- heartbreak is a ripped floodplain and longing, an unbroken expanse of sky. It's Cormac McCarthy meets Neil Young via non-traditional banjo, long harmonica riffs, distorted guitar, and three-part harmonies that can scorch, soar, or haunt accordingly.

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