Eastern Whippoorwill BY:DEVYNThe Eastern Whippoorwill is known as the bird you can hear, but can never see.
Protection:With the Eastern Whippoorwill having the feather color of leaves andnature, it allows themselves to become camouflaged into the leaves.With them being unnoticeable, their predators will have a harder timefinding them and killing them.
Reproduction:The Eastern Whippoorwill hatches eggs. They lay theireggs on dead leaves or decayed wood. They lay atleast two eggs at a time.
Interesting Facts:The male Eastern whippoorwill’s investigate intruders near their nest byhovering in place with their body vertical and their tail wide to show offtheir broad white tips of tail feathers. Another interesting fact is thatthey don’t construct nests.
Enemies:The Eastern whippoorwill’s predators are the feralcats and dogs.
Anatomy:The Eastern Whippoorwill has an distinct body shape. They are 22-26 CMlong. They weigh 43-64 grams. They have a large flat head with large darkeyes. They are nearly invisible and are very slow and silent. Their legs are verysmall and seldom seen. They also have a very small bill.
Habitat:The Eastern Whippoorwill lives in a dry openwoodlands and clearing. They live in pine barriers andoak glades.
Diet:The Eastern Whippoorwill eats moths (left), Nightflying beetles (middle), and many different kinds ofinsects (right).
Why are they endangered?The Eastern Whippoorwill is endangered from habitatloss, degradation, deforestation, and predatoration byferal cats and dogs.
Causes of deforestation:Causes of deforestation is from agriculture, livestockproduction, wood harvested for fuel, and expansionof shifting.
What can we do to help stop its endangerment?Having forest management, conservation, andpreservation, this can help stop the EasternWhippoorwill’s endangerment.