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Armchair birding: Six photos of plovers

Killdeer

Killdeer-with-eggs

No collection of photographs of plovers with breastbands would be complete without one of a Killdeer. This photo shows both the bird and its well-camouflaged eggs. The nest may take moment to see, but there’s no mistaking the plover. Its upperparts are dark brown, like Wilson’s Plover and Semipalmated Plover, but Killdeer is a bigger bird, taller and more slender, and instead of a single breastband, it has two. westcoastbirder took the picture in a parking lot in Grasslands National Park, in Saskatchewan.

See more photos of Killdeer.

Compare photos of male and female American Kestrel.

 

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