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Semipalmated Plover Identification

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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

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  • Both Sexes
    • Length: 6.7-7.5 in (17-19 cm)
    • Weight: 1.6-1.8 oz (45.6-49.5 g)
    • Wingspan: 18.5-19.7 in (47-50 cm)

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