Sunday, 17 February 2013

Bird #14:Semipalmated Plover



Common Name: Semipalmated Plover

Scientific Name: Charadrius semipalmatus

Description: 5.5 – 7.25 inches; small plover; brown upperparts; white underparts; breastband brown – black; crown brown; forehead white; short neck; legs yellow – orange and partially webbed between toes(Semipalmated) bill dark. Breeding: bill black tip with orange base; orange eye ring.  

Habitat: Tidal wetlands, marshes and mudflats, both fresh and saltwater; beaches

Statue: common and annually migrant, non-breeding visitor

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Websites:

  • Wikipedia
  • All about Birds
    Non-breeding plumage of Semipalmated plover



    The breeding plumage of the Semipalmated Plover