Utah Bird Profile
 Common Poorwill - Phalaenoptilus nuttallii

Name Roots: (Gr. phalaina, "a moth"; ptilon, "a feather" - for Thomas Nuttall)

In Utah:  
Article by Eric Huish

by Brian Currie

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characteristic behaviors:
Nests on the ground in a no nest or scrape nest. This species is not a cowbird host. This species is an insectivore: air screener.
Habitat: Breeds in Utah in pinyon-juniper and lowland riparian habitats.
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Occur. (FS)

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