Mountain Plover Identification

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The Four Keys to ID

  • Size & Shape

    A small shorebird with a short, straight bill and a round head; elegantly proportioned with long legs and long wings.

    Relative Size

    Larger than a Semipalmated Plover, smaller than a Killdeer.

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