|Semipalmated Plover (Charadrius
Brazilian name: Batuíra-de-bando
|The Semipalmated Plover breeds in Canada and Alaska and migrates during the northern winter to the coasts of southern USA, Central America, the Caribbean and both the Atlantic and Pacific coasts of South America to Patagonia and southern Chile.|
|It is very similar to the
Plover C. hiaticula and these two species have
sometimes been considered conspecific.
The name "Semipalmated" derives
from semi = half and palmatus = palmate or webbed
and I have blown up the 2nd photo to show the webbing between the
toes of this plover.
|Photos 6 and 7 were taken in the Yukon, Canada in May and show the breeding plumage where the forecrown is black with a distinct white patch and the collar is also black. The bill is orange with a black tip.|
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