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 Eastern Whip-poor-will, which is named for its call, is harder to hear these days: The nocturnal birds are experiencing steep declines in parts of their North American range.  The main problem Whip-poor-wills face is the loss of forests with open understories, which can result from conversion to crops or pasture; urbanization: or fire suppression, which can lead to dense understories.  Audio by Chris Parrish, XC20577. Accessible at www.xeno-canto.org/20577. Recorded at Bear Hollow Mountain WMA, Franklin County, Tennessee

 

 

 A rescued Whip-poor-will at East Lake Veterinary Hospital