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In the Deep South, the whippoorwill is usually replaced by the closely related and larger Chuck-will's-widow, whose call is also true to its name.
Breeding Bird Survey data from 1966 through 2006 shows an annual rate of decline for common nighthawk, chuck-will's-widow, and whip-poor-will of 1.
Some myths live on in names, such as one that is still used for a family of birds that includes the nighthawks, whip-poor-will, and chuck-will's-widow.