Charadriidae


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Charadriidae

[kə·rə′drī·ə‚dē]
(vertebrate zoology)
The plovers, a family of birds in the superfamily Charadrioidea.

Charadriidae

 

a family of birds of the order Charadriiformes. The family contains almost all the genera included in the suborder, for example, Charadrius, Vanellus, Haematopus, Numenius, Recurvirostra, Totanus, Tringa, and Rostratula. Of the 160 species, 75 are found in the USSR. Some ornithologists place the Haematopus, Ibidorhyncha, Rostratula, and Recurvirostra into a separate family.

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Distribution and abundance of Charadriidae at Ilha Comprida Sao Paulo Brazilian.
calopterus Uniform Crake Amaurolimnas concolor Purple Gallinule Porphyrio martinicus Finfoots Heliornithidae Sungrebe Heliornis fulica Sunbittern Eurypygidae Sunbittern Eurypyga helias Plovers Charadriidae American Golden Plover Pluvialis dominica Sandpipers/Snipes Scolopacidae Spotted Sandpiper Actitis macularius Pigeons/Doves Columbidae Pale-vented Pigeon Patagioenas cayennensis Plumbeous Pigeon P.
It is represented essentially by the Anatidae, the Rallidae, the Podicipedidae, the Phalacrocoracidae, the Ardeidae, the Threskiornithidae, the Coconiidae, the Accipteridae, the Pandionidae, the Recurvirostridae, the Charadriidae, the Alcedinidae, the Laridae, the Sterninae and the Scolopacidae [41, 44].