Common Poorwill Identification

Adult Description

  • Medium-sized bird.
  • Large-headed with a tiny bill.
  • Tiny feet (rarely seen).
  • Very well camouflaged, colored in browns, black, and gray.
  • In flight, short rounded wings.
  • Short, rounded tail.
  • White band across throat.

Immature Description

Similar to adult.
Relative Size

Relative Sizebetween robin and crowbetween robin and crow
Measurements
  • Both Sexes
    • Length: 7.5-8.3 in (19-21 cm)
    • Weight: 1.3-1.9 oz (36-55 g)