Nightjars (Caprimulgidae)

Chuck-will's-widow (Caprimulgus carolinensis) - HBW 5, p. 347

French: Engoulevent de Caroline German: Carolinanachtschwalbe Spanish: Chotacabras de la Carolina
Other common names: Carolina Chuck-will

Taxonomy: Caprimulgus carolinensis J. F. Gmelin, 1789, South Carolina.
May form superspecies with C. rufus, with which has even been considered conspecific, but differs notably in both voice and morphology. Monotypic.

Distribution: E North America S from Kansas, extreme S Ontario and Massachusetts. Winters from S USA (SE Texas and Louisiana) S through Central America to N South America; and from N Florida S through Bahamas to Greater Antilles, and E to Virgin Is.