semipalmated plover (Charadrius semipalmatus)
CONFIRMATION STATUS: Confirmed.
Length: 5.75 inches
Short, thin bill
Black breast band
Orange base to dark bill
White forehead and line behind eye
Black patch around eye, across forehead, and to bill
Breast band paler
Orange to yellow legs
Facial markings paler
Similar to adult in basic plumage
Upperparts neatly fringed with white
The snowy and piping plovers have much paler upper parts and less
complete breast bands. Wilson's plover has a thicker bill and flesh-colored
legs. Killdeer has two breast bands.
Length of Incubation: 23-25 days
Days to Fledge:22-31
Number of Broods:1
Diet: Primarily aquatic invertebrates
SKY MEADOWS DISTRIBUTION/SEASONAL OCCURRENCE
Relative abundance and seasonal occurrence are indicated in red below.
C - Common: Likely to be present in good numbers in appropriate habitat and season.
U - Uncommon: May be present in appropriate habitat and season, often in low
O - Occassional: Found in appropriate habitat perhaps only a few times per season,
sometimes low numbers.
R - Rare: May not be recorded every year.
Acc - Accidental: Recorded once or twice, may not be expected again for a long time.
Sp - Spring: March, April, May Acc
Su - Summer: June, July, August Acc
Fall: September, October, November
Winter: December, January, February
Crooked Run Valley