Semipalmated Plover on Nest
Charadrius semipalmatus

f16 @ 1/1000s, ISO:800, Nikon D300S w 500mm and 1.4X tele-extender


"Semipalmated Plover," Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.The Semipalmated Plover (Charadrius semipalmatus) is a small plover. Their breeding habitat is open ground on beaches or flats across northern Canada and Alaska. They nest on the ground in an open area with little or no plant growth.The term "semipalmated" refers to its partly webbed feet. Like the Killdeer and since its nest is on the ground, it uses a "broken-wing" display to lure intruders away from the nest.
Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, Canada
 
07/02/2011