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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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Western Meadowlark
Sturnella neglecta

Bright yellow belly with a black V. Has white outer tail feathers that can be hidden, a slender bill, and dark stripes on the head.  Male and Female birds have similar coloring.

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