April 17, 2014

The killdeer with his red eye ring looks like he took a red eye flight to get back to Canada.

Charadrius vociferus

Killdeer get their name from the shrill, wailing kill-deer call they give so often. Eighteenth-century naturalists also noticed how noisy Killdeer are, giving them names such as the Chattering Plover and the Noisy Plover.
The oldest known Killdeer was 10 years 11 months old.

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