Chicken Breeds Big Birds Chicken-like-Marsh Duck-like
Gull-like Hawk-like Hummingbird-like Long-legged-like
Owl-like Perching-like Pigeon-like Sandpiper-like
Swallow-like Tree-clinging-like Upland-ground-like Upright-perching Water-like
Mexican Whip-poor-will

Mexican Whip-poor-will - Bird Species | Frinvelis jishebi | ფრინველის ჯიშები

Mexican Whip-poor-will

Overview

Mexican Whip-poor-will: Medium-sized nightjar with brown-gray-black mottled upperparts and pale gray-brown underparts. Throat is black; eyebrows and neckband are white. Tail is long and rounded with white corner patches. Until recently, this bird and the Eastern Whip-poor-will were combined as the Whip-poor-will.

Range and Habitat

Mexican Whip-poor-will: Breeds in mixed and coniferous forests of the mountains of Mexico and the Southwestern United States. Winters from Mexico south to Panama and Cuba.

INTERESTING FACTS

The Mexican Whip-poor-will and Eastern Whip-poor-will were previously combined as one species, the Whip-poor-will.
Recent DNA sequencing, along with different ranges, egg colors, and vocalizations, enabled the split.
Eggs are laid so they hatch about 10 days before a full moon. This allows the adults to forage the entire night, and so best provide the nestlings with insects.
It was once believed that they sucked milk from goats' udders and caused them to dry up; hence their family name, Caprimulgidae, from the Latin capri and mulgus, meaning "goat-milker."
A group of whip-poor-wills are collectively known as an "invisibility" and a "seek" of whip-poor-wills.

The Mexican Whip-poor-will is a medium nightjar native to North and Central America. Preferred breeding habitats include coniferous and mixed woodlands in southwestern United States and Central America. This bird forages for food at night, and diets include insects caught in-flight. Nests are built on the ground under low trees and shrubs, and are very well camouflaged. The conservation rating for the Mexican Whip-poor-will is currently Least Concern, though it is at risk for decline due to habitat destruction.

Rock Ptarmigan - Bird Species | Frinvelis jishebi | ფრინველის ჯიშები Sharp-tailed Grouse - Bird Species | Frinvelis jishebi | ფრინველის ჯიშები White-tailed Ptarmigan - Bird Species | Frinvelis jishebi | ფრინველის ჯიშები
Spruce Grouse - Bird Species | Frinvelis jishebi | ფრინველის ჯიშები Eastern Whip-poor-will - Bird Species | Frinvelis jishebi | ფრინველის ჯიშები California Quail - Bird Species | Frinvelis jishebi | ფრინველის ჯიშები
Common Pauraque - Bird Species | Frinvelis jishebi | ფრინველის ჯიშები Mountain Quail - Bird Species | Frinvelis jishebi | ფრინველის ჯიშები Gray Partridge - Bird Species | Frinvelis jishebi | ფრინველის ჯიშები
Gray Francolin - Bird Species | Frinvelis jishebi | ფრინველის ჯიშები Himalayan Snowcock - Bird Species | Frinvelis jishebi | ფრინველის ჯიშები California Quail - Bird Species | Frinvelis jishebi | ფრინველის ჯიშები

Copyright © 2012