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Chuck-will’s-widow… a feeder bird?

December 14, 2010

FeederWatcher Leslie Pernaz-Gis of Melbourne, Florida, recently reported an unexpected bird in her count area. Leslie wrote, “While doing my weekly count this weekend I had the added bonus of having a Chuck-will’s-widow stay in the yard all day.  Mostly it was just sleeping, but it might have taken a bug or two somewhere along the way.” Chuck-will’s-widows are related to Whip-poor-wills and nighthawks. They feed on flying insects at night, and generally sit motionless during the day, relying on their incredible camouflage for safety.

A Chuck-will’s-widow in Melbourne, Florida.

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