Weekly Photo Challenge: Heritage

Maternal Instinct: Things We All Do For Our Young

The killdeer (Charadrius vociferus) is a medium-sized plover (Wikipedia)

Killdeer distract predators by calling loudly, bobbing, and running away. Killdeer are some of the best-known practitioners of the broken-wing display, an attempt to lure predators away from a nest by feigning injury.

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7 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Heritage

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  2. An interesting choice for the week Svetlana. I saw a ptarmegen do the same thing in Alaska. Quite weird. Wouldn’t you think it would draw predators rather than keep them away???? Anyway, beautifully captured!


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