Killdeer on nest with four eggs
The killdeer constructs nest on bare soil, gravel roads, or grass fields and lines it with grass, twigs, pebbles, and other debris.
Killdeer wings are 18 - 19 inches long, sharp, and angular.
Killdeer chicks in their nest
In 24 to 28 days, killdeer chicks hatch with soft downy feathers.
Killdeer feign injury to lure predators away from their nests.
4 killdeer eggs in their nest
Killdeer lay between 3 and 5 eggs.