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Plover, White-fronted
Bird Info
Bird Info
Conservation status
Scientific Name:
Charadrius marginatus
Africa, Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Central Africa, Comores, East Africa, Eastern Cape Province, Free State Province, Gauteng Province, Global, Horn of Africa, Indian Ocean Islands, Kenya, KwaZulu Natal Province, Limpopo Province, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Mpumalanga Province, Namibia, Nigeria, North Africa, North West Province, Northern Cape Province, Rwanda, South Africa, South Central Africa Read more
Related Reading
This species has an extremely large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence <20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or ...
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Adults are 16–18 cm in length, and are paler than similar species. The breeding adult has medium brown upperparts, with a white hind neck collar and a brilliant white forehead extending back in a conspicuous wedge between the eye and the crown. There is a black line through the eye and a black frontal bar to the crown. The underparts are white with a variable cream or buff wash to the breast. There may be rufous patches on the breast sides. The bill is black and the legs yellowish-grey. ...
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