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Western Snowy Plover western-snowy-plover-9450eflatten Charadrius nivosus - UPDATE 4/2011 Now split as "Charadrius nivosus"

Western Snowy Plover, Charadrius alexandrinus nivosus, is correct.


"UPDATE: subspecies split, accepted 28 April 2009 by the American Ornithologists' Union, Snowy Plover, American subspecies, is now split off as "Charadrius nivosus" from the previous Kentish Plover Charadrius alexandrinus, the Eurasian subspecies, per official acceptance of the split here:

www.worldbirdnames.org/n-shorebirds.html see also www.bath.ac.uk/bio-sci/biodiversity-lab/publications/kupp... "

add tags "taxonomy:binomial=Charadrius nivosus" , “Charadrius nivosus"

Western Snowy Plover, bird on Morro Strand State Beach, Morro Bay, CA - photo by Mike Baird 16december2006 , bairdphotos.com

October 2007, This photo appeared with my permission in The Daily Triplicate (Crescent City, CA) in print and online at www.triplicate.com/news/story.cfm?story_no=6280


This photo is also the main entry in Wikipedia for the Snowy Plover en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snowy_plover


See also another version of this image at www.flickr.com/photos/mikebaird/324187018/


21 April 2009 - Creative Commons use note: This photo appears on All About Birds, a free online bird guide from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology (see Similar Species image 7 of 8).


19 August 2009 National Wildlife Association Creative Commons use note.

Query: The National Wildlife Federation (NWF) would like permission to use one of your amazing photos in support of our mission. The photo we wish to use is title "Western Snowy Plover western-snowy-plover-9450eflatten" and the website link is (www.flickr.com/photos/mikebaird/324187595/). We ask that you give NWF and its affiliated organizations a non-exclusive right to use, publish, reproduce, modify, adapt and distribute your Image(s) at any time in any manner or medium whether existing now or yet to be developed, including without limitation use in print, presentations, Internet, electronic, wireless, television, mailed promotions, exhibits and press releases. Wherever feasible, NWF shall credit the photograph. No payment will be made to you for the use of the Images. If you agree, is Mike Baird the name you'd like us to attribute to? We are in the process of re-doing our website, and it is high quality shots like yours that will help us help secure North America's natural heritage for generations. Nicolas Echaniz, NWF Web team.


Nicolas Echaniz, I'm always pleased to contribute again to your great NWF resources. I've posted my boilerplate Creative Commons use guidelines at www.flickr.com/people/mikebaird/#credit


Creative Commons use.


21 June 2010 more Creative Commons use approved: Greetings from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology! ... [request permission to use]


in Birdscope, our quarterly newsletter. Our goal is to inform readers about the world of birds and the work our organization is doing to understand and conserve them. We’d be very grateful for permission to include your photo in the newsletter and to use it on the web version of the article. We would credit your name on both the print version and the website. If you are amenable to this request, please send the image to Joanne Avila (jua2 [at} cornell d o t edu). Thanks very much for considering this request!

Sincerely, Joanne Avila


19 August 2010 Creative Commons use in The Nature Conservancy ACT now americorps conservation team newsletter, August 2010, p. 2


August 2010 AmeriCorps Conservation Team newsletter is related


13 April 2011 Sciadopitys Sciadopitys said:Now split as Charadrius nivosus

Thanks very much for bring this taxonomic scientific split to my attention and tagging my multiple samples! What a great Flickrite you are!


14 Feb 2012 Creative Commons use request approved:

On 14 Feb 12, 12.01PM PST HarperSoCal said: Hello, I am interested in using an image you took of a snowy plover for an exhibit panel. The image will be about 4" x 6", next to a button that when pushed plays the bird call of the species. I could send you a layout of how this will appear.

The exhibits will be at Bolsa Chica State Beach en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bolsa_Chica_State_Beach . I am doing this project for the California State Parks. The image is here: 0.tqn.com/d/sanfrancisco/1/0/M/B/-/-/westernsnowyplover.jpg

Thanks! Thomas Rupp

A: Thomas, that would be fine with me. Thanks! I don't need to approve the layout but would appreciate seeing the result sometime. You can find the 1574 x 1180 original at


from www.flickr.com/photos/mikebaird/324187595/in/photostream/

Thanks for asking to use this image. www.flickr.com/people/mikebaird/#credit answers every question ever asked about using my photos under Creative Commons (CC) Attribution: How to attribute ("Mike" Michael L. Baird, flickr.bairdphotos.com), access full-resolution versions (view all-sizes), how to please link back to the image page, and how to please comment on the image used, linking to your use in a comment. "Mike" Michael L. Baird mike {at] mikebaird d o t com

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