Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus)
The piping plover's species name is Latin for "pleasantly singing," describing its pleasing call. Plovers are a type ofshorebird related to killdeer and avocets. North American plovers are classified as banded or unbanded, depending onwhether they have a neck band. Adult piping plovers are sandy-gray on the back and white below. ...
Publisher - South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks
Subjects - Bird, Piping Plover, Charadrius melodushttp://www3.northern.edu/natsource/ENDANG1/Piping1.htm
Citation: Stukel ED. 1996. Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus). Pierre (SD): South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks. http://www3.northern.edu/natsource/ENDANG1/Piping1.htm