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Killdeer - Charadrius vociferus

A rarely spotted, large wading bird, breeding around Montreal. This species mostly eats insects, foraging in open fields with short vegetation. The species migrates South in autumn.

Common Names

  • Killdeer (en)
  • Chorlo gritón, Chorlitejo colirrojo (es)
  • Pluvier kildir (fr)
  • Keilschwanz-Regenpfeifer (de)


  • Charadriiformes
  • Charadriidae
  • Charadrius vociferus

Where & When to Spot

I spotted this species in the wetlands near Technopark. When exploring breeding grounds be careful where you step!

How to Identify

Upper parts are mostly brown, the head with patches of white and black. Belly and breasts are white.


Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus)

Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus)

technopark - 2017-06-24

NIKON D500; 150-600mm f/5.0-6.3; Focal Length 600mm; Exposure 1/1250; Aperture f6.3; Iso 450;

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