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Common Ringed Plover

Charadrius hiaticula

This small shorebird is very much like our Semipalmated Plover, and replaces it in Europe and Asia. The breeding range of the Ringed Plover extends to Greenland and to some islands in the high Canadian Arctic, and a very few also come into western Alaska, but these birds virtually all cross to the Old World in fall before migrating south.
Family Plovers
This small shorebird is very much like our Semipalmated Plover, and replaces it in Europe and Asia. The breeding range of the Ringed Plover extends to Greenland and to some islands in the high Canadian Arctic, and a very few also come into western Alaska, but these birds virtually all cross to the Old World in fall before migrating south.
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Illustration © David Allen Sibley.
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Text © Kenn Kaufman, adapted from
Lives of North American Birds

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Songs and Calls
A soft, 2-syllable tooip or tooeep with slightly rising inflection.
Audio © Lang Elliott, Bob McGuire, Kevin Colver, Martyn Stewart and others.
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