(also killdeer plover)
Definition of killdeer in English:
A widespread American plover with a plaintive call that resembles its name.
- Charadrius vociferus, family Charadriidae
- However, there were plenty of resident shorebirds hanging out in the lagoon as well, such as the American coot, killdeer, and American avocet.
- Mallards, ring-necked ducks, killdeer, marbled godwits, and peregrine falcons settle in for the fall.
- In addition, killdeer, pipits and some shorebirds visit the grassy areas of landfills.
Mid 18th century: imitative of its call.
Definition of killdeer in:
- US English dictionary
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