Mountain Plover Charadrius montanus

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Breeding

Medium-sized shorebird of inland shortgrass prairies. Stands with an upright posture. Pale brown above with a white face, a black forehead mark, and a black line in front of the eye.

Juvenile

Juveniles are brownish above with a buffy breast and face.

Breeding

Upright shorebird with a peachy wash on the neck and shoulders. During the breeding season has a black line in front of the eye.

Breeding

Medium-sized shorebird with a round head and short bill. Mostly white below and pale brown above.

Habitat

Winters on fields of harvested grain, grazed grasslands, and tilled fields.

Recommended Citation

Mountain Plover (Charadrius montanus), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: https://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/Species-Account/nb/species/mouplo