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Slightly larger than a Robin with a brown upper body, head with brown on the crown and white with black stripes on upper face, throat and breast.
Open country - parks, fields and short grass prairies.
Perhaps the best known shorebird that is widely distributed throughout North America. This bird practices a distractive "broken wing" display to distract predators from the nest and chicks. Once the predator has followed the "injured" bird recovers and flies away.