Mountain Plover

Other Names: none

Distribution: western Great Plais in summer; northern Mexico in winter.

Mountain Plover distribution range map

Description:

Size: 21-23 cm in length with a 45-50 cm wingspan, weighing 100-105 g.

Plumage: Sandy brown overall. Breeding adults have a black forecrown, white forehead, and thin black eye line. In winter, the face is plain, making the dark eyes conspicuous. In all plumages, there is an off-white wing stripe, white wing linings, and a black band near the tail tip. The beak and legs are black.

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Mountain Plover

Mountain Plover

Bill Shape
all-purpose
Regions
alabama
alberta
arizona
arkansas
baja california
california
colorado
florida
idaho
illinois
indiana
kansas
massachusetts
mexico
michigan
mississippi
missouri
montana
nebraska
nevada
new mexico
north dakota
oklahoma
oregon
saskatchewan
south carolina
south dakota
texas
utah
virginia
washington
wyoming
Tail Shape
pointed-tail
Wing Shape
pointed-wings
Habitat
Grasslands
Color
brown
Body Shape
sandpiper
Size
small
Order
waders, shorebirds, seabirds - charadriiformes
plovers - charadriidae
Conservation Status
Near Threatened
Bird Species