A small shorebird with a short, straight bill and a round head; elegantly proportioned with long legs and long wings.
Larger than a Semipalmated Plover, smaller than a Killdeer.robin-sized
Medium-sized shorebird of inland shortgrass prairies. Stands with an upright posture. Pale brown above with a white face, a black forehead mark, and a black line in front of the eye.
Has classic plover habit of taking several quick steps and then stopping short. Pale brown back, lack of bands on breast, and upland habitat set it apart from other plovers.
Juveniles are brownish above with a buffy breast and face.
Upright shorebird with a peachy wash on the neck and shoulders. During the breeding season has a black line in front of the eye.