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Killdeer

Charadrius vociferus
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Habitat: Open grassy uplands, woodland clearings, pastures, cultivated fields, and roadsides.

Description: Grayish-brown above and white below.  Has two black stripes on it's chest and a cinnamon colored tail.

Size: 25 cm long, 92 g

Diet: Mainly insects.

Fun Facts: The Killdeer is adapted to urbanized areas.  It is just as happy to live on golf courses, farms, and abandoned industrial areas just as much as its natural habitat.

Source: Fisher, C. and J. Acorn.  1998.  Birds of Alberta.  Lone Pine Publishing.

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Silvery Blue
Glaucopsyche lygdamus

Habitat:  The Silvery Blue can be found throughout all of Alberta and is very common in poplar forests and meadows.

Description:  The Silvery Blue is closer to grey than silver on the underside of its wings with blue on the inside.  Each wing was a distinctive row of black spots running across them.

Size:  25-30mm

Diet:  The...

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