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Kill Deer

killdear
 

Killdeer

Charadrius vociferus

Common and widespread on any open ground, often not near water. Nests on bare gravel along roads; never forms large flocks. Killdeer are brownish-tan on top and white below. The white chest is barred with two black bands. Their came comes from the wailing kill-deer call. Eighteenth-century naturalists also noticed how noisy Killdeer are, giving them names such as the Chattering Plover and the Noisy Plover.