Blog Archive: Killdeer

Birdorable Killdeer

Baby Birdorable: Killdeer

August 13th, 2010 in Killdeer, Baby Birds 4 comments

If you think our Birdorable birds are cute as adults, what about when they are babies? Below are some baby photos (shared via Flickr) of the Killdeer. Killdeer lay their eggs in a shallow scrape on the ground. Typically 4 to 6 eggs are laid, and incubation lasts 22 to 28 days. The babies can walk very soon after hatching.

Hidden Trio
Hidden Trio by Evan 49
Three Kildeer Chicks 20090416
Three Kildeer Chicks 20090416 by kenschneiderusa
mother and baby
mother and baby by *foxy_k*
"It doesn't see me....I hope"
"It doesn't see me....I hope" by birdnerd25
DSC_7335-b
DSC_7335-b by hump7
Killdeer Chick
Killdeer Chick by p.curcis
The 14th - Installment 29
The 14th - Installment 29 by emace
Killdeer chick
Killdeer chick by p.curcis

Pretty cute, right? Be sure to check out our (adult) Birdorable Killdeer t-shirts & gifts!

Birdorable Killdeer

Birdorable Killdeer with Chicks

September 30th, 2007 in New Birds, Killdeer No comments

An adult Killdeer leads two, three or four chicks on a walk in three new Birdorable designs. Killdeers are plovers and this is our totally cute Birdorable version of a parent Killdeer with its baby birds. A great design for moms and dads and bird lovers!

Birdorable Killdeer with Chicks

Killdeer are known and get their name from their ‘broken-wing act’ which they use to distract predators from their nests. This involves the bird walking away from its nesting area holding its wing in a position that simulates an injury and then flapping around on the ground emitting a distress call. The predators then think they have easy prey and are attracted to this seemingly injured bird and away from the nest. If the parent sees that a potential predator is not following them, they will move closer and get louder until they get the attention of the predator.