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snowy plover

Charadrius nivosus


I believe this is some time of plover, or perhaps a Baird's Sandpiper. These birds were wading in the shallows and pecking in the water for food. Mainly White, with brownish backs and stripes of black.


Wetlands in the prairie. Shallow water.


This bird was seen at an extremely dry Cheyenne Bottoms. Less than 1% of the wetlands had water during the Spring of 2013.

1 Comment

KarenSaxton 9 years ago

The snowy is the only plover I know of with the incomplete breastband and black legs. They aren't usually that dark. I wonder if this is something characteristic of the inland populations?

I couldn't find a sandpiper with plover markings

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Kansas, USA

Spotted on May 27, 2013
Submitted on May 28, 2013

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