Identify this bird

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  1. rgregory1965

    rgregory1965 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Looked on the local game and fish sights....and some google searches....havent found it yet....any help would be awsome



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    Robin Usagani Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    It is called a One legged inmate bird
     
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    rgregory1965 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Great I will look it up....lol

    I have one of these at work sitting on 4 eggs....was wanting to find out what it is so I can check the incubation times for the species...I would like to photo the babies....these nest on the ground ....
     
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    It's a killdeer..
     
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    It's a Killdeer, a type of plover. :)

    When they are approached while they're sitting on eggs, they will run away with their wings drooping, feigning injury. This distracts predators from the eggs, and when the "injured" bird has lured the predator far enough away from the nest, it simply flies off.
     
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    Thanks....now to find the inncubation time for the eggs
     
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    That is a Killdeer.
     
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    Incubation time is 24-28 days... :)
     
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    yup......thanks I got 2.5 weeks to watch
     

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