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Semipalmated Plover (Charadrius semipalmatus)
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Semipalmated Plover (Charadrius semipalmatus)

General Description: Semipalmated Plovers (Charadrius semipalmatus) are small, short-legged shorebirds that are brown above, white under, and have one black bar across the white front. A white collar encircles the neck. In juveniles, the black bar on the chest is brown.

Taxonomy: Charadriiformes, Charadriidae, Charadriinae.

Favored Habitat: High arctic during summer; sandy beaches and mudflats during winter.

Semipalmated Plover (Charadrius semipalmatus)

Where to Find: Don't look for Semipalmated Plover around Las Vegas. Rather, look for them on the coast during winter. However, they migrate from South America to the Arctic, so keep an eye out for them at places like the Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve, the Pahranagat Valley, and the Overton Wildlife Management Area.

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Semipalmated Plover (Charadrius semipalmatus)
Adult: dark, distinct colors
Semipalmated Plover (Charadrius semipalmatus)
Juvenile: pale, faded colors
Semipalmated Plover (Charadrius semipalmatus) Semipalmated Plover (Charadrius semipalmatus)
Semipalmated Plover (Charadrius semipalmatus) Semipalmated Plover (Charadrius semipalmatus)
Semipalmated Plover (Charadrius semipalmatus) Semipalmated Plover (Charadrius semipalmatus)
Semipalmated Plover (Charadrius semipalmatus) Semipalmated Plover (Charadrius semipalmatus)
Semipalmated Plover (Charadrius semipalmatus) Semipalmated Plover (Charadrius semipalmatus)
Semipalmated Plover (Charadrius semipalmatus) Semipalmated Plover (Charadrius semipalmatus)
Semipalmated Plover (Charadrius semipalmatus) Semipalmated Plover (Charadrius semipalmatus)
Semipalmated Plover (Charadrius semipalmatus)
Semipalmated Plover in the Galapagos Islands
Semipalmated Plover (Charadrius semipalmatus)
Semipalmated Plover in the Galapagos Islands
Semipalmated Plover (Charadrius semipalmatus)
Semipalmated Plover during winter; Dunedin, Florida
Semipalmated Plover (Charadrius semipalmatus)
Semipalmated Plover during winter; Dunedin, Florida
Semipalmated Plover (Charadrius semipalmatus)
Semipalmated Plover during winter; Dunedin, Florida
Semipalmated Plover (Charadrius semipalmatus)
Semipalmated Plover during winter; Dunedin, Florida

Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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