Snowy plover (Charadrius nivosus)
- Adult snowy plovers will divert predators away from their nest using alarm calls and distraction displays
- The snowy plover mainly breeds on beaches along the Pacific coast
- Female snowy plovers usually lay 3 eggs in a clutch
- Snowy plover chicks are well developed and can leave the nest only a few hours after hatching to search for food
- About 6 days after the chicks hatch, female snowy plovers generally leave their mate to rear the brood alone
The snowy plover is classified as Least Concern (LC) on the IUCN Red List (1).
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IUCN Red List (June, 2012)