Distraction displayBehaviour in which a bird disturbed from its eggs or young attempts to lure the intruder away from them by calling loudly and acting conspicuously, or even pretending to be injured (the 'broken-wing trick' or 'injury-feigning'). The distraction display is found in some ground-nesting birds, notably certain types of wader.
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