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Caprimulgus vociferus (Whip-poor-will)

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Wikipedia Abstract

The eastern whip-poor-will (Antrostomus vociferus) is a medium-sized (22–27 cm) nightjar from North America. The whip-poor-will is commonly heard within its range, but less often seen because of its superior camouflage. It is named onomatopoeically after its song.
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Infraspecies

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
12
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
31
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 9.90202
EDGE Score: 2.38895

Attributes

Adult Weight [1]  53 grams
Birth Weight [2]  5 grams
Female Weight [1]  57 grams
Male Weight [1]  50 grams
Weight Dimorphism [1]  14 %
Diet [3]  Carnivore (Invertebrates)
Diet - Invertibrates [3]  100 %
Forages - Mid-High [3]  50 %
Forages - Understory [3]  20 %
Forages - Ground [3]  20 %
Forages - Water Surface [3]  10 %
Clutch Size [4]  1
Clutches / Year [2]  2
Incubation [2]  19 days
Maximum Longevity [2]  15 years
Nocturnal [5]  Yes

Ecoregions

Protected Areas

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Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Madrean Pine-Oak Woodlands Mexico, United States No
Mesoamerica Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama No

Range Map

Distribution

Bruce Peninsula National Park; Cedar Creek LTER Site; Little St. Simons Island; North America; Thomas Stone National Historic Site;

External References

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Citations

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1Cink, C. L. 2002. Whip-poor-will (Caprimulgus vociferus). In The Birds of North America, no. 620 (A. Poole and F. Gill, Eds.). Birds of North America, Philadelphia.
2de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774
3Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
4Jetz W, Sekercioglu CH, Böhning-Gaese K (2008) The Worldwide Variation in Avian Clutch Size across Species and Space PLoS Biol 6(12): e303. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0060303
5Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at animaldiversity.org
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Protected Areas provided by Biological Inventories of the World's Protected Areas in cooperation between the Information Center for the Environment at the University of California, Davis and numerous collaborators.
Edwin S. George Reserve, University of Michigan, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Tawas Point State Park
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
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