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Killdeer — Field ID

Size: 3"-4"

Wing span: 18"-19"

Weight: 2.6-4.5 ounces

Color: The Killdeer features a brown head with a white “eyebrow,” a white face patch above the bill, and a black forehead band above this white patch. The underparts are white, with two conspicuous black bands across the chest. In flight, the Killdeer shows an orange rump and upper tail, a white wingstripe and white-tipped outer feathers. The sexes are colored alike.