Utah Bird Profile
 Snowy Plover - Charadrius alexandrinus

Name Roots: (Gr. & L. charadrios [-ius], "a plover" - alexandria, for the Egyptian city)

In Utah:   
characteristic behaviors:
Nests on the ground in a scrape nest. This species is not a cowbird host. During the breeding season, this species is a crustaceovore/insectivore: shoreline gleaner. During the non-breeding seasons this species is a crustaceovore/vermivore: coastal beach gleaner.
Habitat: Breeds in Utah in playa habitat.

by Paul Higgins

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