Charadrius vociferus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Family: Charadriiformes > Charadriidae
A larger version of the Ringed Plover, but with a double breast band, the Killdeer is an almost annual visitor from North America.
To stop cows and horses trampling its nest, the Killdeer fluffs itself up, displays its tail over its head, and runs at the beast in an attempt to make it change its path.
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Status and Trends
Population size and trends and patterns of distribution based on BTO surveys and atlases with data collected by BTO volunteers.
This species is a rare vagrant and was recorded during Bird Atlas 2007–11 as shown on the map.
This vagrant is too rarely reported to map distribution change.
|% change in range in winter (1981–84 to 2007–11)
Information about movement and migration based on online bird portals (e.g. BirdTrack), Ringing schemes and tracking studies.
Lifecycle and body size information about Killdeer, including statistics on nesting, eggs and lifespan based on BTO ringing and nest recording data.
Sample sizes are too small to report Productivity and Nesting statistics for this species.
Sample sizes are too small to report Biometrics for this species.
Feather measurements and photos on featherbase
|2-letter: KL | 5-letter code: KILLD | Euring: 4740
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