Anne Elliott

Anne Elliott

Posted on 07/15/2013


Photo taken on June 15, 2013


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nature
Killdeer
SW of Calgary
side view
Alberta
Canada
avian
ornithology
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birds
Charadrius vociferus


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Killdeer

Killdeer
Taken along one of the backroads SW of Calgary on 15 June 2013.

"The adults have a brown back and wings, a white belly, and a white breast with two black bands. The rump is tawny orange. The face and cap are brown with a white forehead. The eyering orange-red. The chicks are patterned almost identically to the adults, and are precocial — able to move around immediately after hatching. The Killdeer frequently uses a "broken wing act" to distract predators from the nest. It is named onomatopoeically after its call." From Wikipedia.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Killdeer

www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/killdeer/id

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LeapFrog
LeapFrog
These are so fun to watch protecting their nest and eggs ... the Male and Female generally take off in different directions ... the nest is wide open on the ground, but well camouflaged!! Excellent shot Anne!!
5 years ago.
Cats 99
Cats 99
This is a beautiful capture of a Killdeer! I love seeing them, but often I don't get very close to them before noticing them, and they fly away before I can get any good pictures.
5 years ago.