Mountain Plover Identification

Adult Description

Medium-sized to large shorebird. Legs moderately long. Neck short. Bill short. Head large and rounded. Back uniform sandy brown. Underside and face white. Underside of wings white. Thin white line shows on top of wing in flight. Tail brown with dark patch near tip. Breeding adult has black forehead and black line connecting eyes to bill.

Immature Description

Similar to nonbreeding adult.
Relative Size

Relative Sizerobin sizedrobin-sized
Measurements
  • Both Sexes
    • Length: 8.3-9.1 in (21-23 cm)
    • Weight: 3.2-3.9 oz (90-110 g)