Charadrius – Typical plovers
Killdeer has earned the title of largest ringed plover with prominent bands around its neck
The plovers are known to have collars around their necks which also act as an identification factor distinguishing plovers. The Killdeer is one of the larger plovers with two distinct black breast bands. The long wings and tail have a brownish plumage with white underparts, every feature complimenting the other.
This cutie likes to nest near parking lots, road edges, farms, and school roofs; apparently, they want to be close to humans. It doesn’t mean they are unaffected by climate change or our inhumane activities. However, these little actors have found a way to evade danger by using their acting skills – pretending to have a broken wing when in danger.