western snowy plover
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The western snowy plover is a small shorebird with moderately long legs and a short neck. Their back is pale tan while their underparts are white, and have dark patches on the sides of their neck which reach around onto the top of their chest. Juveniles are similar to nonbreeding adults, but have scaly pale edging on their back feathers.

Scientific Name

Charadrius nivosus nivosus
Common Name
western snowy plover
FWS Category
Birds
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