Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus)

The Killdeer is a small bird from the Plover family. They are migrants that spend winter in Central and Southamerica, from late August to May. It is the only plover that shows two black bands on the chest, along with the orange edge of the eye. During the flight, they show mostly white on the underparts, brown on the upperside with tawny rump. They are noisy when flying, particularly if spooked.

Killdeer - Charadrius vociferus - Chorlitejo de Dos Collares (Pijije, Tildío)

This bird took an aggressive stance, as it seems that the female was trying to build a nest nearby

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