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Killdeer Charadrius vociferus

Killdeer Charadrius vociferus

Aves > Charadriiformes > Charadriidae

Names in different Languages

FrenchPluvier kildir
SpanishChorlo gritón, Chorlitejo colirrojo


A rarely spotted, large wading bird, breeding around Montreal. This species mostly eats insects, foraging in open fields with short vegetation. The species migrates South in autumn.

How to Identify

Upper parts are mostly brown, the head with patches of white and black. Belly and breasts are white.

Where When to Spot

I spotted this species in the wetlands near Technopark. When exploring breeding grounds be careful where you step!




Last updated on 2023-01-15. Written and regularly updated by Karl-Heinz Müller, Dipl. Natw. ETH, Biology. With 10 years of experience in wildlife photography, Karl-Heinz shares first-hand, on-site collected observations, photos and videos from his frequent visits to parks in the Montreal area.