Plovers (Family Charadriidae)

 

Family Charadriidae includes the plovers, dotterels, and lapwings,

about 64 to 66 species in all. They are small to medium-sized birds

with compact bodies, short, thick necks and long, usually pointed,
wings. They range in size from the collared plover, at 26 grams and
14 cm (5.5 inches), to the masked lapwing, at 368 grams (13 oz) and

35 cm (14 inches).

 

 

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