The killdeer is a large plover found in the Americas. It was described and given its current scientific name in 1758 by Carl Linnaeus in the 10th edition of his Systema Naturae. There are three subspecies. The killdeer’s common name comes from its often-heard call. Wikipedia

Scientific name: Charadrius vociferus 

Mass: 3.1 oz Encyclopedia of Life

Conservation status: Least Concern (Population decreasing) Encyclopedia of Life

Order: Charadriiformes

Length: 9.1 – 11 in. Encyclopedia of Life 

Did you know: A group of killdeers ais collectively known as a “season” of killdeers.