Tag: Thick-billed Plover

Male Incubation in Wilson’s Plover (Charadrius wilsonia)

Thick-billed Plover (Charadrius wilsonia) Science Article 1 abstract Male incubation, defined as exclusive incubation by the male, is thought to be a necessary step in the evolution of polyandry from monogamy in birds. When the female has time to gather more food, she can lay clutches more rapidly, which may be an advantage under certain […]

Thick-billed Plover (Charadrius wilsonia)

[order] CHARADRIIFORMES | [family] Charadriidae | [latin] Charadrius wilsonia | [UK] Thick-billed Plover | [FR] Pluvier de Wilson | [DE] Wilson-Regenpfeifer | [ES] Chorlitejo Piquigrueso | [NL] Dikbekplevier Subspecies Genus Species subspecies Breeding Range Breeding Range 2 Non Breeding Range Physical charateristics A medium-sized (16.5-20.0 cm) plover readily distinguished from other ringed plovers by stout […]