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Hooded Plover

(Thinornis [Charadrius] rubricollis)
Alternate name(s): "Hooded Dotterel"
Size: 19-23 cm; wing span 23-44 cm
Weight: 80-110 g

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Description     Classification     Distribution     Sightings     Photos     Breeding     Nest     Eggs     Behaviour     Food     Call/s

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Hooded Plover at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

Race "cucullatus"

ADULT

Frontal view of an Hooded Plover (photo courtesy of R. Plumtree)
[Lakes Entrance, VIC, June 2017]

Near-frontal view of an Hooded Plover (photo courtesy of R. Plumtree)
[Lakes Entrance, VIC, June 2017]

Close-up near-lateral view of an Hooded Plover (photo courtesy of Ofer Levy)
[Racecourse Beach, Ulladulla, NSW, January 2013]

Lateral view of two Hooded Plovers (photo courtesy of R. Plumtree)
[Lakes Entrance, VIC, June 2017]

Lateral view of an Hooded Plover foraging on a beach (photo courtesy of R. Plumtree)
[Lakes Entrance, VIC, June 2017]

Race "tregellasi"

ADULT

Frontal view of an Hooded Plover (photo courtesy of J. Greaves)
[Quinninup Beach, WA, December 2016]

Frontal view of an Hooded Plover foraging on a sandy beach (photo courtesy of J. Greaves)
[Quinninup Beach, WA, December 2016]

Near-lateral view of an Hooded Plover foraging on a sandy beach (photo courtesy of J. Greaves)
[Quinninup Beach, WA, December 2016]

Lateral view of an Hooded Plover walking along the tide line (photo courtesy of J. Greaves)
[Quinninup Beach, WA, December 2016]

Lateral view of an Hooded Plover in shallow water (photo courtesy of J. Greaves)
[Government Lake, Rottnest Island, WA, February 2016]

Lateral view of an Hooded Plover in shallow water (photo courtesy of J. Greaves)
[Government Lake, Rottnest Island, WA, February 2016]

Lateral view of an Hooded Plover digging up prey from a sandy beach (photo courtesy of J. Greaves)
[Quinninup Beach, WA, December 2016]

Near-dorsal view of an Hooded Plover (photo courtesy of J. Greaves)
[Government Lake, Rottnest Island, WA, February 2016]

Direct comparison of an adult Hooded Plover, left, with a Red-necked Stint, right (photo courtesy of J. Greaves)
[Government Lake, Rottnest Island, WA, February 2016]

Lateral view of an Hooded Plover in flight (photo courtesy of J. Greaves)
[Government Lake, Rottnest Island, WA, February 2016]

Lateral view of an adult Hooded Plover in flight, different phase of the wing beat (photo courtesy of J. Greaves)
[Government Lake, Rottnest Island, WA, February 2016]

Lateral view of an Hooded Plover banking to land (photo courtesy of J. Greaves)
[Government Lake, Rottnest Island, WA, February 2016]

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