Charadrius Montanus – Mountain Plover

The mountain plover, Charadrius montanus is a ground bird of medium size that is a member of the plover family Charadriidae. It is misnamed since it inhabits flat ground. Unlike the majority of plovers, it is rarely seen near bodies of water or even on wet soil; instead, it favors dry habitats with short grass […]

Charadrius Nivosus – Snowy Plover

The snowy plover, Charadrius nivosus is a tiny wader in the plover family, measuring approximately 6 -7 inches in length. Ecuador, Peru, Chile, the southern and western United States, and the Caribbean are all breeding grounds for this species. It was once considered a subspecies of the Kentish plover but is now recognized as a […]

Charadrius Melodus – Piping Plover

The piping plover, Charadrius melodus is a little sand-colored shorebird about the size of a sparrow that nests and eats along North American coastal sand and gravel beaches. The name of the bird comes from its plaintive bell-like whistles, which are frequently heard before the bird appears. At the moment, the total population is believed […]

Charadrius Vociferus – Killdeer

In the Americas, the killdeer, Charadrius vociferus is a big plover. Carl Linnaeus characterized it and gave it its current scientific name in 1758 in the tenth edition of his Systema Naturae. There are three subspecies described. The popular name for the killdeer originates from its frequently heard call. Quick Overview: Charadrius Vociferus – KilldeerBody […]

Pluvialis Dominica – American Golden-Plover

The American golden plover is a medium-sized plover, Pluvialis Dominica. The genus name is Latin and derives from the word pluvia, which means “rain.” Golden plovers were supposed to congregate when rain was coming. The genus name Dominica is derived from Santo Domingo, which is today known as Hispaniola in the West Indies. It belongs […]

Pluvialis Squatarola – Black-Bellied Plover

Gray plover or also known as the Black-bellied Plover, Pluvialis Squatarola in Latin is a medium-sized plover that breeds in Arctic areas. They belong to the family of Charadriidae. When not reproducing, it is a long-distance migratory with an almost global coastal range. Quick Overview: Pluvialis Squatarola – Black-Bellied PloverBody size: Around 11.5-13 in (29-33 […]

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