Plover [Noun.]


Any of various wading birds of the family Charadriidae, small to medium-sized birds with compact bodies, short, thick necks and long, usually pointed, wings, Their bill is usually straight and short, their toes are short, hind toe could be reduced or absent, depending on species.

‘Mark the difference, moreover,
Between mover, plover, Dover.’
– Gerard Nolst Trenité, The Chaos

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2 thoughts on “Plover [Noun.]


  1. The snowy plover or Charadrius nivosus. Coincidentally, Charadriidae is pronounced /ˌtʃæɹəˈdɹaɪ.ɪdɪː/

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