JungleDragon is a nature and wildlife community for photographers, travellers and anyone who loves nature. We're genuine, free, ad-free and beautiful.

Join

Female Killdeer... Trenton, Ontario, Canada We accidentally came upon this female Killdeer as we walked about the park near our local marina. Canada,Charadrius vociferus,Geotagged,Killdeer,Summer,plover Click/tap to enlarge

Female Killdeer... Trenton, Ontario, Canada

We accidentally came upon this female Killdeer as we walked about the park near our local marina.

    comments (1)

  1. Nice find! Was it on a nest? Posted 12 days ago

Sign in or Join in order to comment.

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 Dave Carnahan
View Dave Carnahan's profile

By Dave Carnahan

All rights reserved
Uploaded Sep 13, 2017. Captured Jul 10, 2015 15:18 in 9-41 Creswell Dr, Trenton, ON K8V 3S8, Canada.
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark III
  • f/11.0
  • 1/256s
  • ISO250
  • 33mm