Semipalmated Plover – 9/18/14

Observer: Paul Lauenstein

Observation Date: 9/18/14

Observation Time: 2:48 p.m.

Observation Place: near Lake Massapoag boat ramp

Common Name: Semipalmated Plover

Scientific Name: Charadrius semipalmatus

Comments: Semipalmated plovers look something like killdeers, but they are smaller and stubbier, and have a single dark band instead of two dark bands like killdeers. Also, killdeers have a red eye ring, whereas semipalmated plovers eyes are black.

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