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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Whip-poor-will n. Zool. An American bird (Antrostomus vociferus) allied to the nighthawk and goatsucker; -- so called in imitation of the peculiar notes which it utters in the evening.  [Written also whippowil.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : American nocturnal goatsucker with gray-and-white plumage
          [syn: Caprimulgus vociferus]