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    Semipalmated Plover

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

    A small dark shorebird with a single band across its chest, the Semipalmated Plover is the most common plover seen on migration in most areas.

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    Other Names
    • Chorlitejo Semipalmeado (Spanish)
    • Pluvier semipalm√© (French)
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