Charadrius nivosus

Common Names: Snowy plover
Category: Birds
Sub-category: Lapwings & Plovers

The Snowy Plover is 15-17 cm long. It is smaller, paler, longer-legged and thinner-billed than Ringed Plover or Semipalmated Plover. Its breast band is never complete, and usually just appears as dark lateral patches on the sides of the breast. The Snowy Plover's upperparts are greyish brown and the underparts white in all plumages. The breast markings are black in summer adults, otherwise brown. Breeding males of some races have a black forehead bar and a black mask through the eye. The legs are black. In flight, the flight feathers are blackish with a strong white wing bar.

Found in Connecticut near coastal areas and beaches.

Edible Notes: No available information on edibility.
Warnings: Not known to be dangerous.