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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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Garita Skipper
Oarisma garita

Habitat: The Garita Skipper prefers grasslands and is very common around the Peace River area.  It can be found in its butterfly stage mainly in June and July.

Description: Garita Skippers are brown with the leading edge of the front wings being orange.  Unlike other Skippers whose wings usually lay flat, the Garita Skippers hold their wings folded above their body or with the front...

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