Wilson’s Plover (Charadrius wilsonia)

Order: Charadriiformes | Family: Charadriidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern

wilson's_plover
Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Northwest Peru

wilson's_plover
Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Northwest Peru

wilson's_plover
Age: Adult | Sex: Male & Female | Loc. Southhwest Ecuador

wilson's_plover
Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Northwest Peru


Identification & Behavior: ~19 cm (7.4 in). The Wilson’s Plover has brown upperparts and head. The forehead, eyebrows, and all underparts are white with a black (male) or brown (female) complete breast band, and grayish legs. It is distinguished from the similar Semipalmated Plover by having a longer, thicker, all black bill, grayish legs, white eyebrows, and larger size. Also, see Collared Plover.

Status: The Wilson’s Plover is a fairly common resident in northwest Peru and rare or perhaps only a vagrant further south along the coast of Peru. It also occurs in Co, Ec, and Br.

Name in Spanish: Chorlo de Pico Grueso.

Sub-species: Wilson’s Plover (Charadrius wilsonia beldingi), Ridgway 1919.

Meaning of Name: Charadrius= A yellowish bird mentioned in the Vulgate Bible. wilsonia= in honor of Scottish naturalist and pioneer Alexander Wilson (1766-1813).

See more of the Family Charadriidae   peru aves

Distribution Map
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References:

    • Species range based on: Schulenberg, T. S., D. F. Stotz, and L. Rico. 2006. Distribution maps of the birds of Peru, version 1.0. Environment, Culture & Conservation (ECCo). The Field Museum.  http://fm2.fieldmuseum.org/uw_test/birdsofperu on 01/01/2015.