ring plover

variants: or ringed plover

Definition of ring plover

: any of various small plovers of the widely distributed genus Charadrius (as the common European species C. hiaticula and the American semipalmated, piping, and killdeer plovers) having the upper part chiefly brownish or buffy and the underparts white and a black breast band or collar

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“Ring plover.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ring%20plover. Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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