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Related to Poor-will: Phalaenoptilus, Common Poorwill


n.1.(Zool.) A bird of the Western United States (Phalænoptilus Nutalli) allied to the whip-poor-will.
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The most abundant species of night birds were common poor-wills (mean = 1.21 birds/point count) and lesser nighthawks (mean = 1.16/point count).
Their presence in Webb County was not surprising; in fact, the only confirmed breeding record for common poor-wills in southern Texas was in Webb County (Arnold, 1977; Texas breeding bird atlas, http://txtbba.tamu.edu/).
When the poor-wills opened, nine-o-five, the moon, invited guest, broke