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Killdeer  Charadrius vociferus,Killdeer Click/tap to enlarge


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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. It is named onomatopoeically after its.. more

Similar species: Waders, Gulls, Auks, Etc.
Species identified by DannyLong
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Uploaded Aug 2, 2014. Captured Jul 26, 2014 09:13.
  • NIKON D7100
  • f/4.0
  • 1/800s
  • ISO100
  • 200mm