Killdeer

Charadrius vociferus
A Killdeer specimen on display in the exhibit "Birds of D.C."

DC Information

Common summer resident, arriving in March, departing in November, although some may remain through winter. Breeds mid-March to late July. Found in short grass fields, agricultural areas, mud flats, and along shorelines. The sexes are alike; there is no seasonal change in plumage.

Specimen Information

Date: 4/17/1912
Collected By: Henry R Marshall
Locality: Laurel, MD
Sex: Female
Catalog ID: 233682