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Killdeer - Charadrius vociferus

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Size: 9-11"

Brown on top, white on the bottom, with two black bands across the breast.

Voice: a repeated "killdeer, killdeer, killdeer"

Range: United States and Canada

You will definitely hear this bird before you see it. These birds are ground nesters and will feign injury to draw predators away from their nest. They are prevalent on golf courses and
anywhere there is an open field.

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