The Killdeer is a medium-sized plover. The adults have a brown back and wings, a white belly, and a white breast with two black bands. The rump is tawny orange. The face and cap are brown with a white forehead. The eyering orange-red. The chicks are patterned almost identically to the adults, and are precocial — able to move around immediately after hatching. The Killdeer frequently uses a "broken wing act" to distract predators from the nest.
Similar species: Shorebirds And Allies
Uploaded Jan 4, 2022. Captured Jul 21, 2019 14:59 in JM48+4R Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.