Mountain plover Charadrius montanus

Identification Tips:

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Adult basic:


Similar species:

Basic-plumaged Pluvialis plovers (Black-bellied, American Golden and Pacific Golden) have larger bills, upperparts spangled with pale spots, spotted breasts and dark legs. Black-bellied Plover has white rump and black wingpits, visible in flight. Golden Plovers have a white wing stripe but lack the black subterminal tail band.