|B L||W W||W||Family||Latin Name|
|10.5" 26.7cm||24" 61cm||3.3oz 93.6g||Charadriidae||Charadrius vociferus|
The Killdeer is a member of the plover family. This bird can be found near water, in mudflats or in fields. It lays its eggs on open ground, where as the young can walk and leave the nest shortly after hatching. The Killdeer is known to feint injuries to draw predators away from their nest and young. These shorebirds spend their winter months in the southern tropical countries.