Snowy Plover Images, Facts and Information:
- Snowy Plovers are small, pale shorebirds with dark legs, white underparts and pale tan backs. They have a dark “cheek” in breeding plumage
- Snowy Plovers are migratory. There are two subspecies, those who breed in the western U.S. and those that breed in the eastern U.S.
- Snowy Plover habitat includes salt flats, barren beaches, sparsely vegetated beaches, spoil islands, levees and near alkaline and saline lakes.
- Snowy Plovers eat small crustaceans and soft bodied aquatic and terrestrial invertebrates.
- Snowy Plovers lay 2 to 3 eggs which hatch in 26 to 31 days. Both sexes incubate. They can have more than one brood per season. The females often leave the male with the chicks and mates with another male.
- A group of plovers is called a “ponderance”, “deceit”, “congregation”, “brace” or a “wing” of plovers.
- Snowy Plovers can live to be at least 15 years old.
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