French: Pluvier montagnard German: Bergregenpfeifer Spanish: Chorlito llanero
J. K. Townsend
central tableland of the Rocky Mountains = near Sweetwater River, Wyoming, USA
C North America in Great Plains (S from S Alberta and SW Saskatchewan) and plateau of E Colorado S to W Texas, and in NE Mexico (Nuevo León)#R#R#R. Winters from C California to Baja California and E to S Texas and NE Mexico (Sonora to Tamaulipas S to Zacatecas and San Luís Potosí).
21–23·5 cm; male 67–124 g, female 73–132·5 g; wingspan 47 cm. Bright white forehead and supercilium, black frontal bar and black lores; never... read more
Flight call a short dry trilled “krrt” or “krreet”. On breeding grounds, a gravelly trill “... read more
Nests in disturbed upland short-grass prairie at 640–3250 m, but also on cultivated fields (... read more
Food and feeding
Grassland insects, mainly grasshoppers, also crickets, beetles and flies; recent winter study at multiple sites in California recorded... read more
Season late Apr to Jul, perhaps on average starting slightly later in NE Mexico, or season is more protracted there. At least some males... read more
Migratory, although population in Davis Mts, Texas, is speculated to be resident, and recently... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened, and previously, Vulnerable. Proposed for Endangered status (1995). Population decreasing: before 1900 species... read more
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