killdeer

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killdeer,

common North American shorebird related to the ploverplover
, common name for some members of the large family Charadriidae, shore birds, small to medium in size, found in ice-free lands all over the world. Plovers are plumpish wading birds with pigeonlike bills and strong markings of black or brown above with white below.
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 and the sandpipersandpiper,
common name for some members of the large family Scolopacidae, small shore birds, including the snipe and the curlew. Sandpipers are wading birds with relatively long legs and long, slender bills for probing in the sand or mud for their prey—all sorts of small
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. It is about 10 in. (25 cm) in length and its plumage is grayish brown with a double black band across a white breast. Its simple nest is a depression in the soil or gravel. The killdeer is classified in the phylum ChordataChordata
, phylum of animals having a notochord, or dorsal stiffening rod, as the chief internal skeletal support at some stage of their development. Most chordates are vertebrates (animals with backbones), but the phylum also includes some small marine invertebrate animals.
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, subphylum Vertebrata, class Aves, order Charadriiformes, family Charadriidae.
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January also recorded young Himantopus mexicanus, Charadrius vociferus and Haematopus palliates, which increase bird abundance in this month.
Este aumento en la abundancia responde a que en esta epoca aparecen las primeras crias de las aves residentes Himantopus mexicanus y Charadrius vociferus, las cuales inician su periodo reproductivo a finales de octubre (obs.
Este aumento en la abundancia promedio esta dado principalmente por las residentes Charadrius vociferus y Haematopus palliatus, las cuales presentan sus primeras crias en esta epoca del ano y por Charadrius semipalmatus que al igual que en la zona limosa de la laguna La Herradura presento el mayor numero de individuos.