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Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus) Chorlitejo culirrojo (Charadrius vociferus) Charadrius vociferus,Dominican Republic,Geotagged,Killdeer,Summer Click/tap to enlarge Country intro

Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus)

Chorlitejo culirrojo (Charadrius vociferus)

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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
Species identified by iherga
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Uploaded Jan 4, 2022. Captured Jul 21, 2019 14:59 in JM48+4R Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.