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Plovers

 

several species of birds of the family Charadriidae. Most plovers have a large head, a short, weak beak, thin legs, and long wings. They are found throughout the world. There are nine species in the USSR. The little ringed plover (Charadrius dubius), which measures up to 18 cm long, is a common species. It has a brownish gray back and a white underside. Its head, neck, and jugulum are black and white. Plovers live in coastal regions; their nests consist of shallow holes in the sand. A clutch contains four motley eggs. Another species often encountered in the USSR is the ringed plover (Charadrius hiaticula), which is particularly prevalent in the north.

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Sex discrimination of Crab Plovers (Dromas ardeola) by morphometric traits.
A grant from the Northumberland and Tyneside Bird Club has paid for the fencing materials and club chairman Martin Davidson says: "This part of Druridge Bay should be an ideal nesting area for shore birds such as plovers and terns, but they won't nest here if they are regularly disturbed by people and dogs.
After touring the Corson s Inlet site, however, the officials concluded that the beach is so severely eroded as to preclude the likelihood of plovers nesting there and agreed verbally to permit the exception to the plover rule.
Thus," he added, "crab-eating crab plovers that diminish the numbers and activity of crabs are potentially beneficial for seagrasses as well as for the maintenance of its diverse inhabitants.
Thus, crab-eating crab plovers that diminish the numbers and activity of crabs are potentially beneficial for seagrasses as well as for the maintenance of its diverse inhabitants.
In October, people have the chance to see birds including ringed plovers, grey plovers and dunlin.
Of greatest concern may be their impact on our endangered, beach-nesting piping plovers.
They say it will hamper efforts to encourage Little Ringed Plovers to nest and breed at the site and that it could also affect the wintering flocKs of Golden Plover and Lapwing.
Not just any bird, but a pair of breeding Western snowy plovers, a threatened species whose every member matters to state and federal wildlife managers.
This makes the case of the range-wide recovery effort for the Atlantic Coast population of piping plovers (Charadrius melodus) all the more remarkable.
But to Van Zoeren, who has been monitoring piping plovers here for the last eight years, it's as if someone came by and rearranged the furniture without asking permission.
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