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Kentish Plover

(Charadrius alexandrinus)
German name(s): "Seeregenpfeifer"
Size: 15-17 cm; wing span 43-45 cm
Weight: 40-44 g

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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

MALE

BREEDING

Near-frontal view of a male Kentish Plover in breeding plumage (photo courtesy of G. Pinelas)
[Alges, Lisbon, Portugal, May 2017]

Near-lateral view of a male Kentish Plover in breeding plumage (photo courtesy of G. Pinelas)
[Alges, Lisbon, Portugal, May 2017]

Lateral view of a male Kentish Plover in breeding plumage; note the rufous hindneck (photo courtesy of G. Pinelas)
[Alges, Lisbon, Portugal, May 2017]

Lateral view of a male Kentish Plover in breeding plumage, different posture (photo courtesy of G. Pinelas)
[Alges, Lisbon, Portugal, May 2017]

Near-dorsal view of a male Kentish Plover in breeding plumage; note the rufous hindneck (photo courtesy of G. Pinelas)
[Alges, Lisbon, Portugal, May 2017]

Near-lateral view of Kentish Plovers in breeding plumage, together with Common Ringed Plovers and other waders
(photo courtesy of J. Pires)
[Tejo Estuary Nature Reserve, Portugal, March 2018]

Direct comparison between a male Kentish Plover and a male Little Ringed Plover, both in breeding plumage
(photo courtesy of G. Pinelas)
[Alges, Lisbon, Portugal, May 2017]

FEMALE

BREEDING

Near-frontal view of a female Kentish Plover in breeding plumage (note the wide white collar and frons) together with a non-breeding Common Ringed Plover
(photo courtesy of J. Pires)
[Tejo Estuary Nature Reserve, Portugal, March 2018]

Near-frontal view of a pair of Kentish Plovers in breeding plumage; female at front left, male at back right
(photo courtesy of J. Pires)
[Tejo Estuary Nature Reserve, Portugal, March 2018]

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