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Killdeer & Chicks by Kimberly Chadwick

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Small (23.2" x 15.5")

$12.96


Marana, Arizona using a Canon Powershot SX40 HS

Expand to see chicks on the ground!

Killdeer

The widespread Killdeer usually nests in agricultural areas, but it tolerates many habitats with stony substrate – from gravel bars in rivers, to urban rooftops, to driveways.

In winter Killdeer form flocks in farm fields. As its scientific name indicates, this “vociferous” species calls frequently. Nesting birds perform elaborate “broken-wing” distraction displays when the nest is approached too closely.

VOICE Calls loud and insistent:deee,dee,dee,dee,kill-DEEEAR, and a rolling chatter.

INTERESTING FACTS

  • Killdeer exhibit a clever “broken wing display” in which they appear to be struggling with a broken wing while leading the predator away from their babies.
  • Although technically shorebirds, they are unusual in this group because they often nest and live far from water.
  • They are ground-nesting birds that are famous for hiding their nests right out in the open. They really use no nesting materials and rely on distraction displays to protect their offspring.
  • A group of killdeers are collectively known as a “season” of killdeers.

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kimberly chadwick, nature, wildlife, killdeer, avian, shorebird, chicks

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Comments

  • Judy Grant
    Judy Grantover 1 year ago

    LOVE these little creatures ! Great shot my girl !

  • Thank you Judy, I enjoyed them very much so!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 1 year ago

  • TomBaumker
    TomBaumkerover 1 year ago

    Nice find and capture my friend. Hugs Tom

  • Many thanks Tom!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

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