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Charadrius vociferus

Killdeer will range over most of the North American Continent and into Mexico. They can be found in pastoral and marshy habitats. They are a shorebird and member of the plover clan. I sometimes jokingly call them the Double-Banded Plover, but their real name comes from the sound of their calls. Sometimes the nesting practices confound logic, with nests placed in plain view on driveways, or next to a well travelled sidewalks, even rocky roofs of houses, garages or commercial buildings.

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