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Many thanks to all who responded to my question about the
Chuck-will's-widow song.  For others who haven't heard the song before,
the answer is "Yes, the 'chuck' part can be lost."


Sherry McCowan
St. Louis, Missouri


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>The question concerns Chuck-will's-widow vocalization.  While listening to
>Whip-poor-wills on Friday night I heard an intermittent voice that sounded
>like the "will's-widow" part of "chuck-will's-widow."  The first note on my
>CD sounds softer than the the following notes, but is it likely that the
>first note would be inaudible (I did have my hearing aids in :-) )?
>
>

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