Semipalmated Plover

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.

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Details & Statistics

Added to Birdorable
Hatched on 09 July 2014
Scientific Name
Charadrius semipalmatus
  • Charadriiformes
  • Charadriidae
  • Charadrius
  • C. semipalmatus
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Conservation Status
Least Concern (as of 8 April 2020)
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
Units: Imperial / Metric
6.7 to 7.5 inches
1.7 ounces

International Names

Brazilian (Português brasileiro) Batuíra-de-bando
Chinese (汉语) 半蹼鸻
Czech (Cesky) kulík kanadský
Danish (Dansk) Amerikansk Præstekrave
Dutch (Nederlands) Amerikaanse Bontbekplevier
Finnish (Suomi) kanadantylli
French (Français) Pluvier semipalmé
German (Deutsch) Amerikanischer Sandregenpfeifer
Italian (Italiano) Corriere semipalmato
Japanese (日本語) ミカズキチドリ [mizukakichidori]
Norwegian (Norsk) Amerikasandlo
Polish (Polski) sieweczka skapopletwa
Russian (русский язык) Перепончатопалый галстучник
Spanish (Español) Chorlitejo Semipalmeado
Swedish (Svenska) Flikstrandpipare
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