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Plover, Caspian
Bird Info
Bird Info
Conservation status
Scientific Name:
Charadrius asiaticus
Afghanistan, Africa, Angola, Asia, Australasia, Australia, Belarus, Botswana, British Isles, Bulgaria, Burundi, Central Africa, China, Cyprus, East Africa, Eastern Cape Province, Eastern Europe excluding Russia, England, Europe, Finland, France, Free State Province, Gauteng Province, Germany, Global, Greece, Horn of Africa, Ilkeliani, India, Indian Ocean Islands, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, KwaZulu Natal Province Read more
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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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It breeds on open grassland in central Asia, mainly to the north and east of the Caspian Sea. This bird breeds in loose colonies, with three eggs being laid in a ground nest. These birds migrate south in winter to east Africa, usually still on grassland or arable. This plover is a very rare vagrant in western Europe. It is also a rare vagrant to Australia. ...
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