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Lovely Piping Plover Bird

Posted by Data Locker - A Pot of Information on January 30, 2009

dona16This kind of bird can be spotted in the shores. Physically, it is small and pale. Piping Plover is seen along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts, as well as inland in the northern Great Plains.

They are now considered endangered since the people had done some disturbances on them.

The following describes how this bird looks like:

  • Small shorebird.
  • Legs moderately long.
  • Neck short.
  • Back pale tan.
  • Underparts white with one black or brown band on chest, often broken in middle.
  • Legs yellow.
  • Size: 17-18 cm (7-7 in)
  • Weight: 43-63 g (1.52-2.22 ounces)

They make some clear whistled peeps. They are listed as endangered in Canada and the inland United States, threatened along coast. In French it is called Pluvier siffleu and in Spanish it is Chorlitejo picocorto.

Those who attempt to inflict harm near a Piping Plover nest are chased and bitten. In Manitoba, one Killdeer was observed entering a Piping Plover territory where it was bitten so hard on the leg that it limped for the rest of the summer.

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  1. […] Lovely Piping Plover Bird « Data Locker – A Pot of Information (datalocker.wordpress.com) – January 29, 2009Those who attempt to inflict harm near a Piping Plover nest are chased and bitten. In Manitoba, one Killdeer was observed entering a Piping Plover territory where it was bitten so hard on the leg that… […]

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