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Killdeer Birds Have a Peculiar Defense Mechanism

Occurred on April 10, 2021 / San Tan Valley, Arizona, USA

Info from Licensor: "This species of bird is a killdeer. They display a peculiar behavior when a perceived threat comes near their nest or babies. The mom and dad will thrash around on the ground pretending to be injured or to have a broken wing. This lures potential predators away from the nest.
Mom and dad killdeer (bird) have 4 eggs they are protecting. Mom killdeer pretends to be injured to lure people away from the nest and protects her eggs/babies."

Location San Tan Valley, Arizona, USA
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Posted By Mitchell Stott
Posted On Apr-14-2021