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Plover, Red-capped
Bird Info
Bird Info
Conservation status
Scientific Name:
Charadrius ruficapillus
Asia, Australasia, Australia, East Timor, Global, Indonesia, Melanesia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea 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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Red-capped Plovers have white underparts and forehead. Their upperparts are mainly grey-brown. Adult males have a rufous crown and hindneck. Adult females have a paler rufous and grey brown crown and hindneck, with pale loral stripe. The upperwing of Charadrius ruficapillus shows dark brown remiges and primary coverts with a white wingbar in flight. Its length is 14–16 cm and its wingspan is 27–34 cm; weight 35-40 g. Breeding plumage shows a red-brown crown and nape with black margins. Non-breeding plumage is duller and lacks the black margins.[ 2] ...
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