The smaller Common Poorwill
is found mostly in the western U.
1985), Common Poorwills Phalaenoptilus nuttallii (Mills, 1986; Brigham and Barclay, 1992; Woods and Brigham, 2008), and Australian Owlet-nightjars Aegotheles cristatus (Brigham et al.
Lunar influence on foraging and nesting activity of Common Poorwills (Phalaenoptilus nuttallii).
Daily torpor in a free-ranging goat-sucker, the Common Poorwill
There is only anecdotal evidence that common nighthawks [unlike their close relative the common poorwill
(Phalaenoptilus nuttallii)] are capable of entering torpor (Firman et al.
Torpidity in the White-throated Swift, Anna Hummingbird and Poorwill
Ancient Hopi Indians called the common poorwill
H(tm)lchoko, which means "the sleeping one," in the belief that the birds tucked themselves away in rock crevices and hibernated like bats when the desert country turned cold.
Prey selection in relation to insect availability by the common poorwill
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A short but surprising chapter explores daily torpidity among hummingbirds, swifts, poorwills
, chickadees, and vultures.
We examined habitat preferences (river versus pond) of great horned owls (Bubo virginianus), eastern screech-owls (Megascops asio), elf owls, lesser nighthawks, common poorwills
(Phalaenoptilus nuttallii), and common pauraques (Nyctidromus albicollis) by determining presence and absence for each species at each of the 19 sites (evaluated for each species using a two by two chi-square test).