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The Buzz

Quiz: Test Your Knowledge on the Crafty Killdeer




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Killdeer are shorebirds, but they are often seen far from water. 

See how much you know about these birds on this quiz. Feel free to study up ahead of time with the help of our creature feature.

Note: If on a mobile device, click here to take the quiz.

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