Birds of Mexico

    CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae (Plovers)  
Genus: Charadrius (7 species, 31 worldwide)



Collared Plover
Collared Plover (Charadrius collaris)
Pantanal, Mato Grosso, Brazil  
   
Photograph by Matt Grube   © All Rights Reserved.

A small non-migratory plover with no seasonal variation in color often found inland.
An individual with a thicker collar.

Piping Plover
Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus) Male Near Threatened
Sauble Beach, Ontario, Canada  
   
Photograph by Mdf (Wikipedia)     Copyright and usage info


Mountain Plover
Mountain Plover (Charadrius montanus) Near Threatened
Genoa, Lincoln, Colorado, United States  
   
Photograph by Nigel Voaden   © All Rights Reserved.


Snowy Plover
Snowy Plover (Charadrius nivosus nivosus) Immature Near Threatened
Cayo Costa State Park, Florida, USA  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Northern migrant. Note small size and thin bill.


Semipalmated Plover
Semipalmated Plover (Charadrius semipalmatus)
John Lloyd State Park, Florida, USA  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

A small common plover; Orange bill and black chest band distinctive.
Front view, searching for food.

Killdeer
Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus) Immature
Green Cay Nature Center, Delray Beach, Florida, USA  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Northern migrant. A medium sized plover found inland not necessarily near water.

Wilson's Plover
Wilson's Plover (Charadrius wilsonia)
Cayo Costa State Park, Florida, USA  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Northern migrant. Note small size and thick bill.
All plovers lay eggs on the ground using camouflage and distraction to detract predators.


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