Piping Plover

Charadrius melodus

Order

CHARADRIIFORMES

Family

Lapwings and Plovers (Charadriidae)

Code 4

PIPL

Code 6

CHAMEL

ITIS

HEAD

Piping Plover Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: All-purpose
  • Eye Color: Dark brown.
  • Head pattern: Unique pattern
  • Crown Color: Sand-buff with black forecrown.
  • Forehead Color: White
  • Nape Color: Sand-buff
  • Throat Color: White
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Piping Plover Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 18 cm (7.25 in)
  • Weight: 54 g (1.9 oz)
  • Size: Small (5 - 9 in)
  • Color Primary: Tan, White
  • Underparts: White
  • Upperparts: Buff-brown
  • Back Pattern: Solid
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

Piping Plover Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Strong direct flight with fast wingbeats.
  • Wingspan Range: 48 cm (19 in)
  • Wing Shape: Pointed-Wings
  • Tail shape: Rounded Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Banded
  • Upper Tail: Buff-brown
  • Under Tail: White
  • Leg Color: Yellow-orange
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Head Feathers and Markings X
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