They breed in summer from Alaska across Canada, south to Mexico and on some Caribbean Islands. In the winter, they can be found in southern British Columbia south through the western U.S., the Midwest and in the east from Massachusetts south to northern South America.
They live in fields, mudflats, pastures, sports fields, parking lots and golf courses.
They are brown above and white below with two black bands around their neck and breast. Their faces have a black stripe between their eyes, a white stripe across their forehead, behind each eye and around their neck. The top of their tail is rusty colored. Males and females look alike.
They pretend a wing is broken to lure predators away from their nest.
They eat worms, snails, insects and seeds.
Their nest is just a dent in the ground. The female lays 4-6 tan eggs with brown spots.
Species: C. vociferus
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