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Friday, August 08, 2014

Friday's Foto

The sparrow-sized Piping Plover is one of the smallest plover species in North America. Their dull, sand colored upper body helps them blend into their preferred, coastal beach habitat. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service lists this bird as Endangered in nine states and Threatened in 26. The term "piping" refers to their plaintive "peep-lo" call.

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