Okay, why is the killdeer called killdeer? Because when scientists first heard its call, it sounded like it was saying, "killdeer." Funny, isn't it?
These birds nest flat on the ground! Imagine that? I wonder how they survive predators. I found this clip on youtube, do you think its defensive tactics work very well? After a long display of "broken" wing tricks, if the predator doesn't leave, it flies away. Me thinks, what about them eggies?
What sort of cool birds live in your area?