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n.1.(Zool.) A small American plover (Charadrius vociferus, formerly Ægialitis vocifera) of inland waters and fields having a distinctive cry. The adult has two black bands around the neck and upper breast, but the young chick has only the breast band. It ranges from Canada to Mexico and the West Indies.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Nicknamed "killdee" for the loud sound it makes, the killdeer is often heard before it is seen.