Semipalmated Plover Images

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Semipalmated Plover Images

Semipalmated Plover Images and Information:

Charadrius semipalmatus

  • Semipalmated Plovers are small shorebirds with short necks, yellowish legs, brown backs, white underparts with a single brown or black band on their chests.
  • They are migratory. They breed in mossy or sandy tundra in northern Canada and Alaska.
  • Semipalmated Plovers have been known to swim short distances.
  • The preferred habitat of Semipalmated Plovers off of their breeding grounds includes mudflats, lake shores, salt marshes, tidal flats and fields.
  • Semipalmated Plovers eat mollusks, crustaceans and insects.
  • Semipalmated Plovers lay 3 to 4 eggs which hatch in 23 to 25 days, both sexes incubate and they are monogamous.
  • A group of plovers is called a “ponderance”, “deceit”, “congregation”, “brace” or a “wing” of plovers.
  • Semipalmated Plovers can live up to 9 years.
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