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Killdeer Photos

Adult Killdeer
Killdeer nest
Just hatched
Young Killdeer
Broken wing display to lure predators away from nest


  • Susceptible – likely to be harmed.
  • Diffuser – something that reduces glare from light.
  • Crustaceans – aquatic arthropods such as crabs, lobsters, barnacle.
  • Arthropod – invertebrate animal having an exoskeleton, a segmented body, and paired jointed appendages. 
  • Monomorphic – both sexes in a species are similar in size and appearance.

Fun Facts

  • Killdeer Eggs look like rocks.
  • Killdeer nests are built in the gravel.
  • Killdeer live up to 7-8 years old.
  • Killdeer nests have lots of predators, crows, raccoons, gulls, coyotes and more in the park.
  • Killdeer eggs incubate for 23-28 days.
  • Killdeer pretend to have a broken wing to lure predators away from their nest.
  • Killdeer are in the plover family of birds.
  • Killdeer get their name from the sound they make.

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