poorwill

noun
\ ˈpü(ə)rˌwil \
plural -s

Definition of poorwill

: a bird of the western U.S. and Mexico (Phalaenoptilus nuttallii) that is similar to the whippoorwill but smaller and that has a note of two syllables only

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“Poorwill.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/poorwill. Accessed 22 Jan. 2022.

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