Definitions for killdeerˈkɪlˌdɪər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. killdeer, kildeer, killdeer plover, Charadrius vociferus(noun)

    American plover of inland waters and fields having a distinctive cry

Wiktionary

  1. killdeer(Noun)

    A North American plover (Charadrius vociferus) with a distinctive cry and territorial behavior that includes feigning injury to distract interlopers from the nest.

  2. Origin: Imitative of the bird's call.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Killdeer(noun)

    a small American plover (Aegialitis vocifera)

Freebase

  1. Killdeer

    The Killdeer is a medium-sized plover. The adults have a brown back and wings, a white belly, and a white breast with two black bands. The rump is tawny orange. The face and cap are brown with a white forehead. The eyering orange-red. The chicks are patterned almost identically to the adults, and are precocial — able to move around immediately after hatching. The Killdeer frequently uses a "broken wing act" to distract predators from the nest. It is named onomatopoeically after its call.


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