Charadrius melodus

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Noun1.Charadrius melodus - small plover of eastern North AmericaCharadrius melodus - small plover of eastern North America
plover - any of numerous chiefly shorebirds of relatively compact build having straight bills and large pointed wings; closely related to the sandpipers
Charadrius, genus Charadrius - type genus of the Charadriidae: plovers
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2004: Sequential polyandry in piping plover, Charadrius melodus, nesting in eastern Canada.
1981), pied avocets Recurvirostra avosetta (Lengyel 2007), semipalmated sandpipers Calidris pusilla (Safriel 1975), Kentish plovers Charadrius alexandrines (Szekely & Cuthill 2000), Spanish imperial eagles Aquila adalberti (Ferrer & Hiraldo 1991) and piping plovers Charadrius melodus (Flemming 1987).
Food habits and winter diet of Charadrius melodus (Charadriiformes: Charadriidae) in Boca Ciega, Tamaulipas, Mexico.
Increased extent of the later successional woody vegetation may be undesirable for piping plover, Charadrius melodus, which prefer open beaches with sparse vegetation.