Snowy Plover

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Snowy Plover

The Snowy plover (Charadrius alexandrinus) lives along Pacific Coast but also the Caribbean Coast. It breeds in Ecuador, Peru, Chile, the southern and western United States and the Caribbean Coast on sandy coasts and brackish inland lakes. It ranges from 16 cm (6 inches) in stature and a mass of 40 g.

This birds is different from others for its dark-gray legs and incomplete breast band. Insects and other invertebrates are part of the Snowy plover´s alimentation. In many parts of the world, it has become difficult for this species to breed on beaches because of the activities of humans or depredators. For those reasons many institutions are protecting beaches and these plovers on the breeding time.

Common Name: Snowy Plover
Scientific Name: Charadrius nivosus
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