Wilson’s Plover (Charadrius wilsonia)

The Wilson’s Plover is a small migratory bird that can be spotted in early September at the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. The upperparts are gray, with a white collar around the neck, black eyes and bill which looks heavier than a sandpiper’s. The underparts are mostly white, except for a gray breast band. The delicate legs are pink. They wade in beaches and shallow mud flats where they can grab crabs and small insects.

Wilson's Plover - Charadrius wilsonia - Chorlitejo Picudo (Chorlito Gritón, Turillo)

These small birds move using fast, short steps that almost look that they are dancing on the tip of their fingers

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