Birds of St. Charles County, MO
Killdeer

Killdeer
Charadrius vociferus

Size: 11"

Male: An upland shorebird with two black bands around the neck like a necklace. Brown back and white belly. Bright reddish-orange rump, visible in flight.

Female: Same as male.

Juvenile: Similar to adult, but with only one neck band.

Nest: Male builds ground nest. Two broods per year.

Eggs: 3-5; tan with brown markings

Incubation: 24-28 days; female and male incubate

Fledging: 25 days; male and female lead young to food

Migration: The Killdeer is a migrator and can be found in St. Charles County during the summer months.

Food: Insects

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