Semipalmated Plover

Charadrius semipalmatus

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The semipalmated plover (Charadrius semipalmatus) is a small plover. The genus name Charadrius is a Late Latin word for a yellowish bird mentioned in the fourth-century Vulgate. It derives from Ancient Greek kharadrios a bird found in ravines and river valleys (kharadra, "ravine"). The specific semipalmatus is Latin and comes from semi, "half" and palma, "palm". Like the English name, this refers to its only partly webbed feet.

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  1. (c) Bob, algunos derechos reservados (CC BY-NC-ND), http://www.flickr.com/photos/24948533@N00/3105670267
  2. (c) Wikipedia, algunos derechos reservados (CC BY-SA), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charadrius_semipalmatus

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