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Also known as Follow link Alternate name
Charadrius melodus Scientific name
Charadriiformes Order
Charadriidae Family
 18 cm (Wingspan ) Length
Grassland, costal, saltmarsh, lagoons, estuaries, beaches & wetlands. Range follow link Habitat
3(4)5 Eggs, laid in a scrape.  Incubation 25-31 days  by both parents Clutch
Arthropods, worms and beetles. Food  
3111 - TSN: 176507 - Sub-species World Number
Near Threatened Status

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Piping Plover Ian Davies Plymouth Beach, Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts United States XC58534 Call

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AKA:- Czech: Kulík hvízdavý
Danish: Kortnćbbet Prćstekrave
German: Flötenregenpfeifer, Gelbfußregenpfeifer, Gelbfuß-Regenpfeifer
English: Piping Plover
Spanish: Chorlitejo Chiflador, Chorlitejo Silbador, Chorlito Chiflador, Chorlito Melódico, Chorlito Silbador, Chorlo Chiflador, Frailecillo Silbador, Playerito, Playero Melódico
Spanish (Cuba): Frailecillo Silbador
Spanish (Dominican Rep.): Chorlito Silbador, Playerito
Spanish (Mexico): Chorlito Chiflador, chorlo chiflador
Spanish (Nicaragua): Chorlitejo Chiflador
Estonian: hőbetüll
Finnish: Huilutylli
French: Gravelot siffleur, Pluvier siffleur
Guadeloupean Creole French: Collier
Haitian Creole French: Ti Plivye siflč
Italian: Corriere canoro, Corriere fischiatore
Japanese: fuekochidori
Japanese: フエコチドリ
Latin: Aegialitis meloda, Charadrius melodus
Dutch: Dwergplevier
Norwegian: Piplo
Polish: sieweczka blada
Portuguese: Batuíra-melodiosa
Portuguese (Brazil): Batuíra-melodiosa
Russian: Желтоногий зуёк
Slovak: kulík pískavý
Swedish: Flöjtstrandpipare
Chinese: 笛鸻







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