Snowy Plover

Charadrius nivosus

Order

CHARADRIIFORMES

Family

Lapwings and Plovers (Charadriidae)

Code 4

SNPL

Code 6

CHAALE

ITIS

HEAD

Snowy Plover Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: All-purpose
  • Eye Color: Dark brown.
  • Head pattern: Capped, Unique pattern
  • Crown Color: Brown
  • Forehead Color: White
  • Nape Color: Pale brown
  • Throat Color: White
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Snowy Plover Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 15-18 cm (6-7 in)
  • Weight: 40 g (1.4 oz)
  • Size: Small (5 - 9 in)
  • Color Primary: White, Brown
  • Underparts: White
  • Upperparts: Pale Brown
  • Back Pattern: Solid
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

Snowy Plover Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Direct flight with rapid wing beats.
  • Wingspan Range: 33-36 cm (13-14 in)
  • Wing Shape: Tapered-Wings
  • Tail shape: Pointed Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid with edging
  • Upper Tail: Pale Brown
  • Under Tail: White
  • Leg Color: Gray
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Head Feathers and Markings X
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