Entry from British & World English dictionary
A migratory African and Asian plover, typically small in size and resembling a ringed plover without black on the breast.
- Genus Charadrius, family Charadriidae: several species.
- Reflections in wet sand on a warm and still early summer morning or late evening in soft light, of seagulls and sand plovers, little legs blurred as they race across a mirror surface - this is food for the soul.
- He said the sand plover appears to be a youngster that might not join its closest cousins, the Semipalmated plovers, when they migrate to their breeding grounds in Canada this April or May.
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