- Antrostomus carolinensis
- Brown, black and grey plumage
- Large head
- Brown throat
- Small bill
- Long rounded tail
It was formerly placed in the genus Caprimulgus
Mixed forests, swamps, rocky uplands, and pine woods.
The white-grey dark marked eggs are laid directly on to the ground.
The diet includes flying insects such as beetles and moths.
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, B.L. Sullivan, C. L. Wood, and D. Roberson. 2012. The eBird/Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to October 2012. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/downloadable-clements-checklist
- Birdforum thread discussing Caprimulgus vs Antrostomus
- All About Birds
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2021) Chuck-will's-widow. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 18 May 2021 from https://www.birdforum.net/wiki/Chuck-will%27s-widow