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Characteristic "Distraction Display" to lead intruders away from the nest

   Killdeer
   Charadrius vociferus
 Lincoln Beach
 Utah County, Utah
 9 May 2018
     
 by Cliff Miles
 ©Cliff Miles
   Killdeer
   Charadrius vociferus
 Distraction Display
 Paradise, Utah
 1 Jul 2009
     
 by Jim Lofthouse
 ©James Lofthouse
   Killdeer
   Charadrius vociferus
 Distraction Display
 Salt Lake City, Utah
 1 Jun 2009
     
 by Carol Gwynn
 ©Carol Gwynn
 
   Killdeer
   Charadrius vociferus
 Distraction Display
 Salt Lake City, Utah
 1 Jun 2009
     
 by Carol Gwynn
 ©Carol Gwynn
   Killdeer
   Charadrius vociferus
 Feigning Injury
 Bear River MBR
 Box Elder County, Utah
 21 Apr 2005
     
 by Terry Sadler
 ©Terry Sadler
   Killdeer
   Charadrius vociferus
 Adult, Distraction Display
 East Bay
 Provo, Utah
 29 Jun 1988
     
 by Margaret T. Sanchez           
 ©Margaret T. Sanchez
   Killdeer
   Charadrius vociferus
 Adult, Distraction Display
 East Bay
 Provo, Utah
 29 Jun 1988
     
 by Margaret T. Sanchez
 ©Margaret T. Sanchez