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Plover, Snowy
Bird Info
Bird Info
Scientific Name:
Charadrius nivosus
Afghanistan, Alabama, Albania, Alberta, Angola, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Arizona, Arkansas, Asia, Atlantic Islands, Austria, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Bhutan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, British Columbia, British Virgin Islands, Brunei, Bulgaria, California, Cambodia, Canada, Caribbean, Cayman Islands, Central America and Caribbean, Central America excluding Mexico, Chile, China Read more
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The global population is estimated to number c.300,000-460,000 individuals (Wetlands International 2006), while national population estimates include: c.10,000-100,000 breeding pairs and c.1,000-10,000 individuals on migration in China; c.100-10,000 breeding pairs, >c.10,000 individuals o ...
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The Snowy Plover (Charadrius nivosus) is a small wader in the plover bird family. It breeds in Ecuador, Peru, Chile, the southern and western USA and the Caribbean. Although it was long considered to be a subspecies of the Kentish Plover, recent genetic research strongly suggests it should be regarded as a distinct species, and both the American Ornithologists' Union and the International Ornithological Congress recognise it as such. ...
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