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Plover, Common Ringed
Bird Info
Bird Info
Conservation status
Scientific Name:
Charadrius hiaticula
Afghanistan, Africa, Alaska, Albania, Angola, Asia, Atlantic Islands, Australasia, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, British Isles, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burundi, Canada, Caribbean, Central Africa, China, Comores, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, East Africa, Eastern Cape Province, Eastern Europe excluding Russia, England, Estonia, Europe Read more
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The global population is estimated to number c.360,000-1,300,000 individuals (Wetlands International 2006), while national population sizes have been estimated at < c.1,000 individuals on migration and < c.1,000 wintering individuals in Japan and c.10,000-100,000 breeding pairs and c.1 ...
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Adults are 17-19.5 cm in length with a 35–41 cm wingspan. They have a grey-brown back and wings, a white belly, and a white breast with one black neckband. They have a brown cap, a white forehead, a black mask around the eyes and a short orange and black bill. The legs are orange and only the outer two toes are slightly webbed, unlike the slightly smaller but otherwise very similar Semipalmated Plover, which has all three toes slightly webbed, and also a marginally narrower breast band; it was in former times included in the present species. Juvenile Ringed Plovers are duller than the adults in colour, with an often incomplete grey-brown breast band, a dark bill and dull yellowish-grey legs. ...
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