Semipalmated Plover Identification

Adult Description

  • Small shorebird.
  • Legs moderately long.
  • Neck short.
  • Back brown.
  • Underparts white with one thick black or brown band on chest.
  • Legs yellowish.

Immature Description

Similar to adult, but with duller markings and pale scaling on back.
Relative Size

Relative Sizebetween sparrow and robinbetween sparrow and robin
Measurements
  • Both Sexes
    • Length: 6.7-7.5 in (17-19 cm)
    • Weight: 1.7 oz (47 g)