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Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus) nest in busy parking lot protect Found on golf courses or vacant gravell parking lots, this noisy plover is best known for its "broken wing" behavior. If a predator approaches, a nesting killdeer performs a conspicuous distraction display, dragging itself as if mortally wounded, often on one foot, its wings seemingly broken and its rusty tail fanned toward the intruder. This feigning of injury is effective in luring the predator away from the eggs or young, at which point the bird then "recovers" and flies off, calling loudly.
This photo was taken in Easton, MD on May 12, 2014 in a gravel parking lot. Chesapeake Bay,bird,shorebird,nest,baby,breeding,fledgling,native species,shoreline,marsh,Easton,Talbot County,Maryland
Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus) nest in busy parking lot protectPhoto (JPG) Jane HawkeyIAN, UMCES36 views0 downloads (Details)Found on golf courses or vacant gravell parking lots, this noisy plover is best known for its "broken wing" behavior. If a predator approaches, a nesting killdeer performs a conspicuous distraction display, dragging itself as if mortally wounded, often on one foot, its wings seemingly broken and its rusty tail fanned toward the intruder. This feigning of injury is effective in luring the predator away from the eggs or young, at which point the bird then "recovers" and flies off, calling loudly.
This photo was taken in Easton, MD on May 12, 2014 in a gravel parking lot.
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Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus) nest in busy parking lot protect Found on golf courses or vacant gravell parking lots, this noisy plover is best known for its "broken wing" behavior. If a predator approaches, a nesting killdeer performs a conspicuous distraction display, dragging itself as if mortally wounded, often on one foot, its wings seemingly broken and its rusty tail fanned toward the intruder. This feigning of injury is effective in luring the predator away from the eggs or young, at which point the bird then "recovers" and flies off, calling loudly.
This photo was taken in Easton, MD on May 12, 2014 in a gravel parking lot. shorebird,bird,resident,nest,eggs,habitat
Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus) nest in busy parking lot protectPhoto (JPG) Jane HawkeyIntegration and Application Networ54 views0 downloads (Details)Found on golf courses or vacant gravell parking lots, this noisy plover is best known for its "broken wing" behavior. If a predator approaches, a nesting killdeer performs a conspicuous distraction display, dragging itself as if mortally wounded, often on one foot, its wings seemingly broken and its rusty tail fanned toward the intruder. This feigning of injury is effective in luring the predator away from the eggs or young, at which point the bird then "recovers" and flies off, calling loudly.
This photo was taken in Easton, MD on May 12, 2014 in a gravel parking lot.
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Nest and eggs of a Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus) This killdeer nest of nothing more than a shallow depression in the gravel, was found a busy marina parking lot. The owners of the marina placed cinder blocks around the well-camouflaged nest to prevent cars from running over the eggs. The killdeer mother was standing nearby when this photo was taken.
This photo was taken in Easton, MD on May 22, 2014. shorebird,bird,resident,migratory,camouflage,breeding,reproduction,habitat
Nest and eggs of a Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus)Photo (JPG) Jane HawkeyIntegration and Application Networ12 views1 downloads (Details)This killdeer nest of nothing more than a shallow depression in the gravel, was found a busy marina parking lot. The owners of the marina placed cinder blocks around the well-camouflaged nest to prevent cars from running over the eggs. The killdeer mother was standing nearby when this photo was taken.
This photo was taken in Easton, MD on May 22, 2014.
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Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus) The killdeer is the most widespread of all California shorebirds, but ranges from southeast Alaska to central Mexico, as well as the West Indies and Peru. Photographed at the Monterey Bay Aquarium.  coastal,birds,marine,birds,shorebirds,bird,dune,species,beaches
Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus)Photo (JPG) Ben FertigIAN, UMCES854 views11 downloads (Details)The killdeer is the most widespread of all California shorebirds, but ranges from southeast Alaska to central Mexico, as well as the West Indies and Peru. Photographed at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Add to lightbox
Killdeer Nest Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus) nest with one chick and one egg. Killdeer,(Charadrius,vociferus),Bird
Killdeer NestPhoto (JPG) Allison DunganIAN387 views6 downloads (Details)Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus) nest with one chick and one egg.Add to lightbox
     

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