Merlin

Wilson's Plover Identification

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Adult Description

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

Immature Description

Similar to nonbreeding adult, but with less distinct breast band and scaly pale edging on back feathers.
Relative Size

Relative Sizebetween sparrow and robinbetween sparrow and robin
Measurements
  • Both Sexes
    • Length: 6.3-7.9 in (16-20 cm)
    • Weight: 1.9-2.5 oz (55-70 g)