The poorwill, a member of the nighjar family, shares many similarities with the common
nightjar. Like the nightjar, the poorwill has well camouflaged plumage. The feathers on the
upper surface are mottled brown, white, grey and black. Furthermore, they share the nocturnal
habits of their close relatives, arising at dusk to hunt for small insects. The poorwill is smaller
than the nightjar. The poorwill is of special interest as it is the first bird that has been
proven to hibernate. This small, intriguing bird can be found in western North America.
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