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Snowy Plover

Pluvier neigeux

Charadrius nivosus

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Life, Habitat & Pictures of the Snowy Plover

B L W W W Family Latin Name
6.25" 15.9cm 17" 43.2cm 1.4oz 39.7g Charadriidae Charadrius nivosus

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  • Year Around
  • Winter
Snowy Plover range

The Snowy Plovers are small endangered shorebirds that are seen mostly on the coastlines and some interior shorelines of the southern US states. This bird's habitat are sandy shores, for which it competes for, in a losing battle to recreational beaches. It is similar in appearance to the Piping Plover, which has yellowish-orange legs and an orange bill with a black tip. This shorebird is seen throughout the Caribbean islands and it has been seen as a migrant in Cuba.

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