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Bird Name - (Charadrius vociferus) 



  • Medium sized shorebird
  • Brown above, white below
  • White stripe above eye
  • Two black neck stripes
  • 10.5" (27 cm.)


  • Rivers and wetlands
  • In nesting season, often heavily-used
         areas like ball fields, roadsides,
         gardens, and flat graveled rooftops

Additional Information

  • Common summer resident and migrant
  • A shorebird not restricted to areas near water
  • Very vocal, calls its name "kill-dee"
  • Parent may do a broken-wing act to lure
         intruders from nest site

Close up of a killdeer in a field

Looking down on a Killdeer foraging among the vegetation 


Kickapoo Valley Reserve | S3661 State Highway 131 | La Farge, Wisconsin 54639 
Phone: 608-625-2960 | FAX: 608-625-2962

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