Photo: Killdeer eggs in a nest of seashells

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Killdeer nest

credit: Eric Carrasco

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We don’t usually think of seashells as a building material for birds' nests. However, the killdeer (Charadrius vociferus) typically lays its eggs in a shallow depression in the ground. It may also line the nest with stones and grass for camouflage.

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