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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.
There are two subfamilies of goat-suckers that call New York home: the nighthawks (common nighthawk) and nightjars (whip-poor-will and chuck-will's-widow).
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. While these insect-eating birds of the night are often called "night jars," they are also sometimes referred to as "goat suckers," from a very old belief, dating back to Aristotle, that they suck milk from goats.