Birds of Colombia

    CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae (Plovers)  
Genus: Charadrius (5 species, 31 worldwide)


Collared Plover
Collared Plover (Charadrius collaris)
National Park Tyrona, Colombia
  A small non-migratory plover often found inland.
   


Snowy Plover
Snowy Plover (Charadrius nivosus nivosus) Immature Near Threatened Rare/Accidental
Cayo Costa State Park, Florida, USA  
   

Northern migrant. Note small size and thin bill.


Semipalmated Plover
Semipalmated Plover (Charadrius semipalmatus)
John Lloyd State Park, Florida, USA
  Semipalmated refers to the webbing on the feet. The orange base of the bill is distinctive. The chest band is black and legs orange during breeding season.
   

Front view, searching for food.

Killdeer
Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus) Immature
Green Cay Nature Center, Delray Beach, Florida, USA  
   

Northern migrant. A medium sized plover found inland not necessarily near water.


Wilson's Plover
Wilson's Plover (Charadrius wilsonia)
Cayo Costa State Park, Florida, USA  
   

Northern migrant. Note small size and thick bill.
All plovers lay eggs on the ground using camouflage and distraction to detract predators.


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