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Birds - Killdeer
Class:Aves Order:Charadriiformes Family:Charadriidae


Killdeer , Charadrius vociferus. This Plover is pretty recognizable. Long legs hold up his stout little body. There are two bands at the neck and his underside is white. The Killdeer is known to do a funny little dance, pretending to have an injured wing, to protect the nests they build haphazardly about the ground. The first time I saw a Killdeer it was accompanied by babies. I noticed that it kept yelling and falling down, which I thought was some feeding procedure. I saw one again in Leawood in an open field and saw the same behavior. I finally realized that it was trying to get my attention and draw me away from it's young/nest by feigning injury.

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