unknown south ga bird

by dee dee
(south ga)

south ga bird that fans tail like a turkey. acts like its hurt. Didn't fly away. striped head. looked like piper

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Jan 27, 2018
unknown so ga bird
by: roma

hi deedee, are you in the state of ga? a bird famous for dragging, and looking hurt, with tail spread is the killdeer. it,s a dangerous game, but the female is leading you away from her eggs.

i,m sure you can find a Nature or other bird video showing her displaying, on utube. she could have made a nest, or a scrape in the ground. the danger is probably not seeing them and stepping on them.

Jan 27, 2018
unknown south ga bird
by: Brook

Hi Dee Dee,

I live in the US but from what I've found online, you may have seen a Ruddy Turnstone. They do winter on South Ga Island and they are in the piper family.

Many times a bird will act injured when they perceive that a stranger is a threat, it is a warning signal, usually to their young.

Here is another link in case I'm wrong about the ID:

I hope this info has helped, take care

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