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Plover, Piping
Bird Info
Bird Info
Conservation status
Scientific Name:
Charadrius melodus
Alaska, Alberta, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Arizona, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Brazil, British Columbia, British Virgin Islands, California, Canada, Caribbean, Central America and Caribbean, Central America excluding Mexico, Colorado, Connecticut, Cuba, Delaware, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Florida, French Antilles, Georgia (State), Global, Haiti, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Jamaica, Kansas Read more
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The latest census recorded 3,320 mature individuals on the Atlantic coast (41%), 4,662 on the northern Great Plains and prairies (58%), and 110 in the Great Lakes (1%). This totals c.8,100 breeding individuals, equivalent to a population of c.12,000-13,000 individuals in total. ...
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There are 2 subspecies of Piping Plovers: the eastern population is known as Charadrius melodus melodus and the mid-west population is known as Charadrius melodus circumcinctus. The bird's name is derived from its plaintive bell-like whistles which are often heard before the bird is visible. ...
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