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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