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Killdeer

Charadrius vociferus

Description:

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.

Habitat:

Open country - parks, fields and short grass prairies.

Notes:

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.

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TamLar
Spotted by
TamLar

Bentonville, Arkansas

Lat: 36.37, Long: -94.21

Spotted on May 19, 2011
Submitted on Jul 31, 2011

Spotted for Mission

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