Plovers (Charadriidae)

Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus) - HBW 3, p. 427

French: Pluvier kildir German: Keilschwanz-Regenpfeifer Spanish: Chorlitejo Culirrojo

Taxonomy: Charadrius vociferus Linnaeus, 1758, South Carolina.
Three subespecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • vociferus Linnaeus, 1758 - Canada, USA and Mexico; winters S to NW South America.
  • ternominatus Bangs & Kennard, 1920 - Greater Antilles.
  • peruvianus (Chapman, 1920) - Peru and NW Chile.