Semipalmated plover Charadrius semipalmatus

Identification Tips:

Adult alternate

Adult basic


Similar species:

The Snowy and Piping Plovers have much paler upperparts and less complete breast bands. Wilson's Plover has a thicker bill and flesh-colored legs. Killdeer has two breast bands.

Length and wingspan from: Robbins, C.S., Bruun, B., Zim, H.S., (1966). Birds of North America. New York: Western Publishing Company, Inc.