Birds of Colombia

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



Collared Plover
Collared Plover (Charadrius collaris)
Pantanal, Mato Grosso, Brazil  
   
Photograph by Matt Grube   © All Rights Reserved.

A small non-migratory plover with no seasonal variation in color often found inland.
An individual with a thicker collar.

Snowy Plover
Snowy Plover (Charadrius nivosus nivosus) Immature Near Threatened Rare/Accidental
Cayo Costa State Park, Florida, USA  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Northern migrant. Note small size and thin bill.


Semipalmated Plover
Semipalmated Plover (Charadrius semipalmatus)
John Lloyd State Park, Florida, USA  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

A small common plover; Orange bill and black chest band distinctive.
Front view, searching for food.

Killdeer
Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus) Immature
Green Cay Nature Center, Delray Beach, Florida, USA  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

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  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

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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