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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Charadriidae — many plovers.


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Latin charadrius ("plover"), from Ancient Greek χαραδριός (charadrios).


  • The Piping Plovers (Charadrius melodius) and Least Terns (Sterna antillarum) are nesting, and the terns, in particular, were rowdy, trying to drive us away from nests we weren't approaching.

    "The morning light shows water in the valley."

  • There are also ringed plover Charadrius hiaticula, grey plover Pluvialis squatarola, knot Calidris canutus, redshankTringa totanus and bar-tailed godwit Limosa lapponica among many other species.

    Banc d'Arguin National Park, Mauritania

  • Migratory birds, such as semipalmated plover (Charadrius semipalmatus) and whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus) are found mostly from September through April, during their seasonal movements.

    Bahia mangroves

  • These species are the Madagascar heron (Ardea humbloti, VU), Madagascar teal (Anas bernieri, EN), Madagascar plover (Charadrius thoracicus, VU), and Madagascar fish eagle (Haliaeetus vociferoides, CR).

    Madagascar mangroves

  • Other endemic taxa of land birds include the Auckland Islands Rail Lewinia muelleri (VU), the Antipodes Parakeet Cyanoramphus unicolor (VU), snipe Coenocorypha aucklandica (LR) on Campbell, Snares, Antipodes and Auckland Islands, tomtits (Petroica macrocephala) on Snares and Auckland Island, and the Banded Dotterel Charadrius bicinctus exilis.

    Subantarctic Islands, New Zealand

  • Punta Rasa is an important feeding and resting spot for many migratory bird species including Calidris canutus, C. Fuscicollis, Limosa haemastica, Pluvialis dominica, Charadrius falklandicus, and gaviotines (Sterna hirundo).

    Semi-arid Pampas

  • Several migratory wader species are regular visitors to the island, principally are double-banded dotterel Charadrius bicinctus, eastern golden plover Pluvialis dominica, turnstone Arenaria interpres, whimbrel Numenius phaeopus and bar-tailed godwit Limosa lapponica.

    Lord Howe Island Group, Australia

  • The Northern short grasslands contain the largest breeding population of endangered piping plovers (Charadrius melodus) around alkaline lakes in all of North America, and important breeding populations for rails (Rallus spp.) and more threatened species of sparrows.

    Northern short grasslands

  • Banded dotterel Charadrius bicinctus and New Zealand falcon Falco novaezeelandiaeare also present.

    Tongariro National Park, New Zealand

  • Two rare birds that breed on the adjoining plains are the great bustard (Otis tarda) and Oriental plover (Charadrius veredus).

    Mongolian-Manchurian grassland


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