- Charadrius collaris
- Brown upperparts
- White underparts
- Black breast band
- White forehead
- Black frontal bar
- Black stripe from bill to eye
- Chestnut mid-crown and nape
- Yellow legs
Female: similar, though some may show a brownish tinge to the black areas
Accidental vagrant to Texas (1 record).
Wetlands, ponds, riverbanks and sandy beaches, flooded fields and freshwater marshes.
They nest in a bare ground scrape often next to grass tufts. The clutch consists of 2 brown-blotched creamy eggs.
Flight call: a sharp metallic pip.
- Clements, JF. 2010. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2010. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/Clements%206.5.xls/view
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2021) Collared Plover. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 6 March 2021 from https://www.birdforum.net/wiki/Collared_Plover