Mountain Plover

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Mountain Plover

Charadrius montanus
  • ORDER: Charadriiformes
  • FAMILY: Charadriidae
Basic Description

A native of the shortgrass prairie, the Mountain Plover is a dull-colored shorebird of open, dry areas. Despite its name, it breeds in the high tablelands, not the mountains.

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Other Names
  • Chorlito Llanero (Spanish)
  • Pluvier montagnard (French)
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