Birds

Wilson´s plover (Charadrius wilsonia)

In the breeding season the plumage of the back is brown, light brown head, white forehead with a black band on it, the throat and abdomen are greyish divided with a thin brown line. The bill is black and thick, the tail is small rounded with white outer feathers and long, greyish-pink legs.

Habitat:

It can be found on American coasts from the southeastern United States to Brazil, including the West Indies; it is rare in the Caribbean. It lives all year round in subtropical regions with a migratory behavior. It is a strictly coastal species, it inhabits sandy beaches, silt and rock, shorelines of coastal lagoons, estuaries and mud banks in rivers and lakes.

Diet:

It feeds on small crustaceans, polychaetes, mollusks and insects; fiddler crabs are its main food.

Migratory bird with greater probability of sighting during the winter.

Location:

Estuary, beach and near water reservoirs.