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Killdeer

With your second and third names vociferus* you have little choice but to be noisy, crying kill-dee! kill-dee! kill-dee! to the sky, to the fields, to us. Yet if more noise had such a bell in it, such a hint of ``All's well,'' double-collared, rusty-rumped plover, such a sweet link with childhood, how we should welcome it over and over and over. *Charadrius vociferus vociferus

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