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Taxonomy: Order Charadriiformes >> Family Charadriidae >> Genus Charadrius

Snowy Plover (Unique ID: 494)
Snowy Plover
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Species: Snowy Plover (Charadrius nivosus)
Location: Quivira National Wildlife Refuge, Kansas, United States
Age: chick/nestling     Plumage: downy     Activity: perching/standing
Sex: ---     Visibility: full body     Quantity: single
Photographer: Judd Patterson     Date: July 9, 2005
Equipment: Canon EOS 20D and Canon 300mm f/4L IS     Megapixels: 0.0

Notes: In 2003 I spent a summer doing research on the nesting success of Snowy Plover's around the Great Salt Lake. I was often around their nests, but never got close to a chick. For that reason, this recent close encounter was particularily special!


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