Changde Wu 2019-04-28
These group of sparrow sized shore birds belong to Charadriidae family and Charadrius Genus. These birds have small bills, dark stripe around the neck. They live in the beech, hunt insects and worms during low tide. They hunt by sight in a fashion of run and pause.
(1) Piping Plover
These adorable birds are in the list endangered species. Once were hunted by munan to near extinct. Even after protection, their number still still decreases repidlly since human being has occupied their habitat, every beech along the coast. Recent effort shows some trace of recovery.
(2) Semipalmated Plover
Looks like Piping Plover, but the black ring in the throat is continuous. Also like Killdeer, but only with one black ring over the throat.
These birds have their name come from their voice, more or less like "kill deer". Visible distinction with other plovers is the double black rings over the throat.