pauraque

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Related to Nyctidromus albicollis: Pauraque, chuck-will's-widow, poorwills

pau·ra·que

 (pō-rä′kā)
n.
An insectivorous nocturnal bird (Nyctidromus albicollis) found from southern Texas through tropical Central and South America and having brown, black, and gray plumage with a white bib.

[American Spanish, perhaps from pauraque, huaraque, the name of a Native American people that once inhabited the Rio Grande region in Texas and northeast Mexico, or perhaps akin to dialectal Mexican Spanish (Rio Grande region) parruaca, pauraque, ultimately imitative of the bird's call.]
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1) Nyctidromus albicollis frequently foraged from the road surface at dawn and dusk; one pair bred [less than]200 m from the study area.
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