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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.

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  1. Nice find! Was it on a nest? Posted 4 months ago
    1. Thank you, Ferdy. It was not on a nest when my wife and I came upon it, but moments prior, a couple walking in front of us with their dog, scared it away from the nest. It did not do the broken wing act with us and actually seemed pretty calm and curious (maybe relieved that we did not have a dog with us). I took a few photos and we left the bird, which soon after, returned to the nest a short distance away. (Sorry for this late reply) :0) Posted 18 days ago, modified 18 days ago
      1. No worries, thanks for replying :) Posted 18 days ago

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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 Dave Carnahan
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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