Also known as goatsuckers, the caprimulgids include the various nighthawks, poorwills, and Whip-poor-will. These are all insectivorous, feeding on the wing.
Mid/Late Wisconsin/Holocene: Jimenez Cave (Messing 1986).
Literature. Messing 1986.
The Poorwill is primarily an animal of the valleys and foothills, and it occurs throughout the region, although mostly avoiding flat, open country (Ligon 1961).
Mid/Late Wisconsin: Dark Canyon Cave (Howard 1971); Rancho La Brea (Stock and Harris 1992).
Literature. Howard 1971; Ligon 1961; Stock and Harris 1992.
Last Update: 8 Dec 2013