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Family Plovers and Lapwings

Quick Facts about family Plovers and Lapwings:

  • Total Species: 71
  • Species In Armenia: 12
  • Protected Species: 4

Small to medium-sized upright shorebirds, with round head, large eyes and short, pointed bill. They live in all regions except Antarctic; almost all areas support several species. Occupy open habitats, both wet and dry, including great variety of wetlands, coastal shoreline, grassland, tundra, steppe and semi-desert.

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