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IUCN Conservation Status: Least Concern
A medium-sized plover of ocean beaches, the Wilson's Plover has a single chest band and a large, thick bill. The large bill helps it catch and eat larger prey items than other plovers on the beach.
Ocean beaches, lagoons, and salt flats.
Crustaceans, especially fiddler crabs, worms, insects.
No known trends in populations. Listed as threatened or endangered in some states.
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