• Incubation: 19-20 days
• Clutch Size: 2 eggs
• Young Fledge: 20 days after hatching
• Typical Foods: insects
This bird is mottled heavily with gray, black and brown. The throat is black and the bill is very short.
Habitat and Habits
The whip-poor-will inhabits open, deciduous woods and forages on the wing over open fields and brushy areas.
Reproduction and Care of the Young
Whip-poor-wills nest (and sleep by day) on the forest floor among dead leaves, where their coloration allows them to blend in.