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Killdeer ó Nest and Eggs

A Killdeer nest consists of a small depression located on open ground and lined with pebbles, grasses or weed stalks.

The birds lay 4-6 eggs, gray-buff in color with brown or black spots. The eggs are pear-shapedóbroad on one end and pointed on the other. Both adults incubate the eggs for 24 days, and the young fledge about 25 days after hatching. Killdeers often raise two broods per breeding season.