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Mountain Plover

Charadrius montanus ORDER: CHARADRIIFORMES FAMILY: CHARADRIIDAE

IUCN Conservation Status: Near Threatened

A native of the short-grass 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.

Calls

  • Display Calls
     
  • Courtesy of Macaulay Library
    © Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

Call a coarse, grating "kip." Display call a rolling, drawled whistle.

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