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Killdeer

Charadrius vociferus

Description:

A medium, brown and white shorebird. I have watched this pair of Killdeer care for their nest (located in the middle of our gravel drive) for almost a month. Yesterday the eggs began to hatch. Both male and female protect their young by displaying a "broken wing" act to lure you away from the nest/babies.

Habitat:

Rural areas (grasslands)

Notes:

Normally there would not be large rocks surrounding the nest, but I placed them there to protect them from vehicles driving up and down the driveway.

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3 Comments

albear1960
albear1960 8 years ago

Thank you Ava & Suzanne

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 8 years ago

Wonderful series!

suzmonk
suzmonk 8 years ago

Nice series!

albear1960
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albear1960

Missouri, USA

Spotted on Jun 16, 2013
Submitted on Jun 16, 2013

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