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Killdeer

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Killdeer
Killdeer
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Bird Spotting: This shorebird is brown above and white below. Two distinctive black bands mark the upper chest and a black band runs between

Habitat: Open country, such as grasslands, fields, farms, golf courses and even parking lots, are great places to spot the killdeer.

Nesting: Four pale buff eggs, spotted with brown, are placed on bare ground in a shallow depression that is lined with grass.

Bird Bite: If the nest is threatened, the killdeer will feign injury by hobbling about with wings dragging. Once she has lured the intruder away from her nestlings she will fly off.


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