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    Snowy Plover

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

    A small plover of beaches and barren ground, the Snowy Plover can be found across North and South America, Eurasia, and Africa. In North America it is restricted to the Gulf and Pacific coasts of the United States, and scattered inland localities from Saskatchewan to California and Texas.

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    Other Names
    • Chorlo Nevado (Spanish)
    • Pluvier neigeux (French)
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