Wilson's Plover

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Wilson's Plover

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

A medium-sized plover of ocean beaches, the Wilson's Plover has a single chest band and a large, thick bill. The large bill helps it catch and eat larger prey items than other plovers on the beach.

More ID Info
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Other Names
  • Chorlitejo Piquigrueso (Spanish)
  • Pluvier de Wilson (French)
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