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Kentish Plover

(Charadrius alexandrinus)
Size: 15-17 cm; wing span 43-45 cm
Weight: 40-44 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 Kentish Plover at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

Race "alexandrinus"(?)

ADULT

BREEDING

Photos of Kentish Plovers, nominate race "alexandrinus", in breeding plumage are available from Europe.

NON-BREEDING

Sex unknown

Near-frontal view of a Kentish Plover in non-breeding plumage (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Bonna Point Reserve, Kurnell, Sydney, NSW, December 2019]

Near-lateral view of a Kentish Plover in non-breeding plumage (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Bonna Point Reserve, Kurnell, Sydney, NSW, December 2019]

Lateral view of a Kentish Plover in non-breeding plumage (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Bonna Point Reserve, Kurnell, Sydney, NSW, December 2019]

Lateral view of a Kentish Plover in non-breeding plumage displaying its underwings in an aborted take-off
(photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Bonna Point Reserve, Kurnell, Sydney, NSW, December 2019]

Lateral view of a Kentish Plover in non-breeding plumage (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Bonna Point Reserve, Kurnell, Sydney, NSW, December 2019]

Near-dorsal view of a Kentish Plover in non-breeding plumage (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Bonna Point Reserve, Kurnell, Sydney, NSW, December 2019]

Direct comparison of a Kentish Plover in non-breeding plumage with two male Red-capped Plovers in breeding plumage (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Bonna Point Reserve, Kurnell, Sydney, NSW, December 2019]

Behaviour

This Kentish Plover displayed a habit of hiding/roosting in shallow depressions in the sand (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Bonna Point Reserve, Kurnell, Sydney, NSW, December 2019]

This Kentish Plover displayed a habit of hiding/roosting in shallow depressions in the sand (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Bonna Point Reserve, Kurnell, Sydney, NSW, December 2019]

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