Latin name: Antrostomus carolinensis

Common name: Chuck-will's-widow



Encyclopedia of Life:

Brief introduction: The Chuck-will's-widow (Antrostomus carolinensis (Gmelin, 1789)) is a nocturnal bird and part of the Caprimulgidae family. Its name is derived from a continuous repetitive song often heard at night, and is often confused with Whippoorwills due to their similar calls and unusual names.

Related papers:
Zhang et al., Comparative Genomics Reveals Insights into Avian Genome Evolution and Adaptation. Science, (2014).
Jarvis et al., Whole Genome Analyses Resolve Early Branches in the Tree of Life of Modern Birds. Science, (2014).