Wilson’s Plover

Wilson’s Plover
-Charadrius Wilsonia-

The general coloration of the Wilson's Plover is that of wet sand above and mostly white below. Pointed black bill, rather heavy for a bird of its size, with relatively long legs and short wings. Prominent black breast band on males in breeding plumage. Call is a high, weak whistle. Feeds on small crabs, marine worms and insects. Nests in Texas, present on Gulf beaches and coastal mud flats March through September.

Length: 7.75"
Wing Span: 19"
Weight: 2.1 oz