French: Pluvier kildir German: Keilschwanz-Regenpfeifer Spanish: Chorlitejo culirrojo
South Carolina, USA.
Three subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
C. v. vociferus
Linnaeus, 1758 – SE Alaska, S Canada, USA and Mexico, also very locally S to Panama; winters S to NW South America.
C. v. ternominatus
Bangs & Kennard, 1920 – Bahamas, Greater Antilles, Virgin Is.
C. v. peruvianus
(Chapman, 1920) – W Ecuador#R, Peru and extreme NW Chile.
20–28 cm; 72–121 g; wingspan 59–63 cm. Distinctive large plover with double blackish breastband and long tail; bright orange-brown rump and uppertail; brown... read more
Quite vocal, including at night. Calls include several strident nasal piping notes, such as “deee... read more
Open fields and flats with short vegetation (typically < 1 cm tall), not necessarily near water... read more
Food and feeding
Insects, mainly beetles and flies, also grasshoppers, crickets, caterpillars, dragonflies, etc.; millipedes, worms, snails, spiders,... read more
Most information comes from USA and Canada. Eggs found mid Mar to early Jun in S, and mid Apr to mid Jul in N, with autumn nests, as late... read more
Races ternominatus and peruvianus believed to be resident. Nominate migratory,... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Total population perhaps 2,000,000 birds, with figure of 100,000 individuals suggested for Canada, where densities of up to c. 13... read more
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