The killdeer has a clever strategy to keep intruders and unwanted predators away from its nest. It will mimic an injured bird while sounding like it is in distress and hopping clumsily to lure potential threats away from its hidden nest that it builds on the ground. At some point it will take flight and keep an eye on the nest from afar until the danger has passed.
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