Killdeer Plover

The killdeer is a medium-sized plover.

The Killdeer Plover is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

When I first saw this killdeer plover (Charadrius Vociferus) at Tommy Thompson Park in Toronto, I had forgotten about it’s seemingly peculiar behaviour. These birds almost always lay four eggs, and their habit is to lay them in the open in a grassy area, often preferring gravel. The nest, as such, is usually no more than a mere depression they have found and perhaps lined with a few pebbles. The eggs are speckled and look very much like stones. More

The Killdeer Plover population is stable as they are most adaptable. However, in America’s youth, Killdeer were hunted for food and sport. By the 19th century, their numbers had significantly dwindled. Needless to say, they are now protected. There are 40 species of Plovers. You can read about the amazing, unexplainable Pacific Golden Plover here: PacifGolden Plover Killdeer are part of the Plover (Charadriidae) family of the Charadriiformes *Info gathered from various web sources including Wikipedia. More

“If you don't know the little killdeer plover, it is surely not his fault, for he is a noisy sentinel, always ready, night or day, to tell you his name.” – Neltje Blanchan, Birds That Every Child Should Know KILL_O Larger, louder, and more numerous by far than the Piping Plover is its cousin the Killdeer. Its insistent, eponymous cry can be heard over fields, parking lots, beaches, gravel pits, and a host of other open spaces that boast good visibility throughout the spring and summer. More

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killdeer plover (American plover of inland waters and fields having a distinctive cry) Charadrius morinellus; dotrel; dotterel; Eudromias morinellus (rare plover of upland areas of Eurasia) golden plover (plovers of Europe and America having the backs marked with golden-yellow spots) green plover; lapwing; peewit; pewit (large crested Old World plover having wattles and spurs) turnstone (migratory shorebirds of the plover family that turn over stones in searching for food) More

A killdeer plover (which gets its name from its call which sounds something like "kill dee, dee, dee. . .") is about the size of a large robin (9-11 inches) and it brown on top, white below, with two dark brown, almost black bands across its white breast and a golden orange-red rump. They are three-toed and are AMAZING flyers, going as fast as 55 mph in the air! Killdeer plover nest with eggs. Picture by Larry Pecenka, Habitat Biologist, ODFW. More

killdeer plover, bobbing tiredly as if from a long migration flight. Presently two other killdeer appeared, circling overhead uttering shrill cries and coming down to land, one on either side of the grounded bird. Leaving the tired killdeer where it stood, the two fresh arrivals from the sky started the ballet, and the fun began. "Their feet flew, even though their wings were furled. More

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that the Killdeer Plover was a protected species and the nesting area should not be disturbed, Robertet Flavors stopped all activity and vacated the project site until the birds hatched and the mother left with her young. More

killdeer ploverkilldeer plover - American plover of inland waters and fields having a distinctive cryCharadrius vociferus, kildeer, killdeerplover - any of numerous chiefly shorebirds of relatively compact build having straight bills and large pointed wings; closely related to the sandpipersCharadrius, genus Charadrius - type genus of the Charadriidae: plovers How to thank TFD for its existence? Tell a friend about us, add a link to this page, add the site to iGoogle, or visit webmaster's page for free More

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Original source: Collection Georges Declercq
Author: Collection Georges Declercq
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Order : Charadriiformes
Family : Charadriidae
Genus : Charadrius
Species : vociferus
Authority : Linnaeus, 1758