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Double-banded Plover

(Charadrius bicinctus)
Alternate name(s): "Double-banded Dotterel", "Banded Dotterel"
Size: 18-21 cm
Weight: 70 g (average)

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Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Double-banded Plover at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

Race "bicinctus"

ADULT

BREEDING

Near-frontal view of a Double-banded Plover in breeding plumage
[Goran Lake, NSW, June 2012]

Lateral view of a Double-banded Plover in breeding plumage
[Goran Lake, NSW, June 2012]

Lateral view of a Double-banded Plover in breeding plumage; different posture
[Old Bar, NSW, July 2013]

Small flock of Double-banded Plovers, with three birds in full breeding plumage
[Goran Lake, NSW, June 2012]

NON-BREEDING

Small group of Double-banded Plovers in various stages of moulting into their breeding plumage - full breeding plumage, front, transitional plumage, left and back, non-breeding plumage, right
[Goran Lake, NSW, June 2012]

Lateral view of a Double-banded Plover in non-breeding plumage
[Goran Lake, NSW, March 2012]

Dorsal view of a Double-banded Plover in non-breeding plumage
[Goran Lake, NSW, March 2012]

Double-banded Plover in shallow water
[Goran Lake, NSW, March 2012]

Double-banded Plovers in non-breeding plumage banking to land
[Old Bar, NSW, July 2013]

Double-banded Plovers in non-breeding plumage banking to land
[Old Bar, NSW, July 2013]

Flock of Double-banded Plovers, with a few Red-capped Plovers mixed in
[Goran Lake, NSW, May 2012]

Flock of Double-banded Plovers, with a few Red-capped Plovers mixed in
[Goran Lake, NSW, May 2012]

Flock of Double-banded Plovers touching down
[Goran Lake, NSW, June 2012]

Double-banded Plovers taking a bath
[Goran Lake, NSW, June 2012]

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