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Plover, Mountain
Bird Info
Bird Info
Conservation status
Scientific Name:
Charadrius montanus
Alaska, Alberta, Arizona, Arkansas, British Columbia, California, Canada, Central America and Caribbean, Colorado, Florida, Global, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Massachusetts, Mexico, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North America, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, United States, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Wyoming Read more
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The global population was estimated to number 11,000-14,000 individuals, but this has recently been revised upwards to 15,000-20,000 individuals, roughly equivalent to 10,000-14,000 mature individuals. ...
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The Mountain Plover is 8 to 9.5 inches (20 to 24 cm) long and weighs about 3.7 ounces (105 grams). In appearance it is typical of Charadrius plovers, except that unlike most, it has no band across the breast. The upperparts are sandy brown and the underparts and face are whitish. There are black feathers on the forecrown and a black stripe from each eye to the bill (the stripe is brown and may be indistinct in winter); otherwise the plumage is plain. The Mountain Plover is much quieter than its more familiar relative the Killdeer. Its calls are variable, often low-pitched trilled or gurgling whistles. In courtship it makes a sound much like a far-off cow mooing. ...
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