Alternative names: Chilean Plover; Peruvian Plover
- Charadrius nivosus
- Upperparts greyish brown
- Underparts white
- Black legs
Female: has a grey head, lacking any black markings
Formerly considered conspecific with Kentish Plover.
- C. a. nivosus (includes West Indian birds sometimes placed in C. a. tenuirostris):
- C. a. occidentalis:
Sandy coasts and brackish inland lakes, and is uncommon on fresh water.
It nests in a ground scrape and lays 3-5 eggs.
Diet includes insects and other invertebrates.
- Clements, JF. 2011. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to August 2011. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/downloadable-clements-checklist
- Birdforum thread discussing AOU NACC proposal to split Snowy Plover and other taxonomic changes
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2023) Snowy Plover. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 7 December 2023 from https://www.birdforum.net/opus/Snowy_Plover
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