Snowy Plover

Charadrius nivosus - Gravelot neigeux

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Charadriiformes

  • Family
    :

    Charadriidés

  • Genus
    :

    Charadrius

  • Species
    :

    nivosus

Descriptor

Cassin, 1858

Biometrics
  • Size
    : cm
  • Wingspan
    : -
  • Weight
    : -
Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Gravelot neigeux
♂ adult plum. breeding
Gravelot neigeux
♂ adult

Snowy Plover (Charadrius nivosus) is a species of bird in the Charadriidae family.

Subspecific information 2 subspecies

  • Charadrius nivosus nivosus (USA to Mexico, West Indies)
  • Charadrius nivosus occidentalis (coastal Peru to sc Chile)

Foreign names

  • Gravelot neigeux,
  • Chorlitejo nivoso,
  • Amerika-Seeregenpfeifer,
  • *Strandplevier,
  • Piviere nevoso,
  • Snöstrandpipare,
  • Snølo,
  • kulík snežný,
  • Snepræstekrave,
  • vaaleatylli,
  • corriol nevat,
  • sieweczka jasna,
  • Снежный зуёк,
  • ユキチドリ,
  • 雪鸻,
  • 白臉環頸鴴,

Voice song and cries

Gravelot neigeux
♂ adult

Habitat

Gravelot neigeux
♂ adult plum. post breeding

Grassland : Temperate ; Wetlands (inland) : Permanent Rivers/Streams/Creeks (includes waterfalls), S.

easonal/Intermittent/Irregular Rivers/Streams/Creeks, Seasonal/Intermittent Saline, Brackish or Alkaline Lakes and Flats, Permanent Saline, Brackish or Alkaline Marshes/Pools ; Desert : Hot, Temperate ; Marine Neritic : Estuaries ; Marine Intertidal : Sandy Shoreline and/or Beaches, Sand Bars, Spits, Etc, Shingle and/or Pebble Shoreline and/or Beaches, Mud Flats and Salt Flats, Salt Marshes (Emergent Grasses) ; Marine Coastal/Supratidal : Coastal Brackish/Saline Lagoons/Marine Lakes ; Artificial/Aquatic and Marine : Water Storage Areas (over 8ha), Ponds (below 8ha), Salt Exploitation Sites, Excavations (open)

Geographic range

Other sources of interest

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