Information about the Semipalmated Plover:
The Semipalmated Plover is a smaller native wading bird found in and around tidal flats and fields. It spends winters on mudflats,salt marshes, and lakeshores along the West Coast from Washington south to coastal Mexico, along the southern Atlantic Coast, the Gulf Coast, and the West Indies.They're smaller birds, weighing on about 0.78–2.22 oz (22–63 g) measuring 5.5–7.9 inches long (14–20 cm) with a wingspan of 14–22 inches (35–56 cm.) They are migratory and winter in coastal areas of the southern United States, the Caribbean and much of South America.Their true status may be obscured by the difficulty in identifying them from the very similar ringed plover of Eurasia, of which it was formerly considered a subspecies. Semipalmated plovers forage for food on beaches, tidal flats and fields, usually by sight. They eat insects,crustaceans and worms. This bird resembles the killdeer but is much smaller and has only one band. The term "semipalmated" refers to its partly webbed feet. Since the semipalmated plover nests on the ground, it uses a "broken-wing" display to lure intruders away from the nest, in a display similar to the related killdeer.
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