[Tweeters] Fwd: Plover ID Request

AnthonyG. birds at ocbirds.com
Fri May 17 19:57:41 PDT 2019


The lighter crown and facial markings appear proper for a Semipalmated Plover as a similar image appears on birdsna.org which is run by Cornell.

you can visit the actual link by the photographer as I was unable to attach an image without it being held in the Tweeters queue.


I did note the photographer’s Semipalmated Plover photo was taken in Alaska and perhaps (anyone?) there may be sub species variety. The image also displays “breeding” and that perhaps there may be a sex difference with the partially darkened cap.

Hope this helps


From: Tweeters [mailto:tweeters-bounces at mailman11.u.washington.edu] On Behalf Of Hans-Joachim Feddern
Sent: Tuesday, May 14, 2019 4:19 PM
To: Tweeters
Subject: [Tweeters] Fwd: Plover ID Request

This photo was taken on May 7th at about 3:00 pm at Bottle Beach about an hour before high tide. The sand brown head back appear to be a lot lighter than on a Semipalmated Plover. Any ideas?



Hans Feddern
Twin Lakes/Federal Way, WA
thefedderns at gmail.com

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