Killdeer get their name from the shrill, wailing kill-deer call they give so often. Eighteenth-century naturalists also noticed how noisy Killdeer are, giving them names such as the Chattering Plover and the Noisy Plover.
The Killdeer’s broken-wing act leads predators away from a nest, but doesn’t keep cows or horses from stepping on eggs. To guard against large hoofed animals, the Killdeer uses a quite different display, fluffing itself up, displaying its tail over its head, and running at the beast to attempt to make it change its path.
Nong Khiaw was one of the smallest and quaintest towns we visited in Laos! It also had one of the best views and sunsets we had on our trip so far! 🏞️ To get there we had to walk up a steep, muddy and dense forested pathway!
Si el Edén existió alguna vez...no creo que fuera muy diferente a este paisaje... Rio Oliphant, Kruger National Park, Sudáfrica.
If Eden ever existed ... I don't think it was very different from this landscape ... Oliphant River, Kruger National Park, South Africa. @david_serradilla_photographer