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Semipalmated Plover

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About the Semipalmated Plover

Also known as: Semi-palmated Plover, American Ringed Plover

The Semipalmated Plover is a small species of shorebird found in parts of North and South America. They breed across much of Canada and Alaska, and winter along coasts of the Gulf of Mexico and South America. It closely resembles the Ringed Plover found in Eurasia.

Semipalmated Plovers have webbing between their front toes. Chicks and adults have been observed swimming small distances to reach new feeding areas. These little birds feed on invertebrates from both freshwater and saltwater sources.

The conservation status of the Semipalmated Plover is Least Concern as of July 2014, and their population trend is stable.

Details & Stats

Hatched Added to Birdorable on: 09 July 2014
Scientific Name Charadrius semipalmatus
  • Charadriiformes
  • Charadriidae
  • Charadrius
  • C. semipalmatus
Birdorable Family Plovers & Shorebirds
Conservation Status Least Concern
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
(as of 29 July 2017)
Units: Imperial Metric
6.7 to 7.5 inches
1.7 ounces

International Names

  • Batuíra-de-bando (Brazilian)
  • 半蹼鸻 (Chinese)
  • kulík kanadský (Czech)
  • Amerikansk Præstekrave (Danish)
  • Amerikaanse Bontbekplevier (Dutch)
  • kanadantylli (Finnish)
  • Pluvier semipalmé (French)
  • Amerikanischer Sandregenpfeifer (German)
  • Corriere semipalmato (Italian)
  • ミカズキチドリ [mizukakichidori] (Japanese)
  • Amerikasandlo (Norwegian)
  • sieweczka skapopletwa (Polish)
  • Перепончатопалый галстучник (Russian)
  • Chorlitejo Semipalmeado (Spanish)
  • Flikstrandpipare (Swedish)