Western snowy plover

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Charadrius nivosus nivosus
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Western snowy plover
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Charadriidae
Genus: Charadrius
C. n. nivosus
Trinomial name
Charadrius nivosus nivosus
(Cassin, 1858)

The western snowy plover (Charadrius nivosus nivosus) is a small wader in the plover bird family. It breeds in the southern and western United States and the Caribbean.

On March 5, 1993 the western snowy plover was listed as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act of 1973. As of June 19, 2012, the habitat along the California, Oregon, and Washington Coasts have been listed as critical.[1]

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  1. ^ "Western Snowy Plover Species Profile". www.fws.gov. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Retrieved 8 February 2016.

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