Charadriiformes

Plovers (Charadriidae)

HBW 3, p. 384

  • Small to medium-sized upright shorebirds, with round head, large eyes and short, pointed bill.
  • All regions except Antarctic; almost all areas support several species.
  • Open habitats, both wet and dry, including great variety of wetlands, coastal shoreline, grassland, tundra, steppe and semi-desert.
  • 10 genera, 68 species, 106 taxa.
  • 8 species threatened; 1 of these almost certainly extinct since 1600.
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10 genera, 68 species

3510 files covering
10 genera (100%)
68 species (100%)

 

    1441 videos covering
10 genera (100%)
66 species (97%)
    1977 photographs covering
10 genera (100%)
68 species (100%)
    92 sound recordings covering
8 genera (80%)
40 species (59%)
68 68 100 66 97 68 100 40 59


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