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snowy plover

Syllabification: snow·y plov·er

Definition of snowy plover in English:

noun

A small white-breasted plover related to the ringed plover, found on most continents.
  • Charadrius alexandrinus, family Charadriidae
Example sentences
  • The majority or snowy plovers return to the same site year after year to breed and raise their young.
  • At the time the species was listed, approximately 1,500 western snowy plovers nested in the United States.
  • The major threats to the snowy plover are dewatering, loss of wetland habitats and human disturbance at nest sites.

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