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Little Ringed Plover

(Charadrius dubius)
German name(s): "Flussregenpfeifer"
Size: 15.5-18 cm; wing span 32-35 cm
Weight: 26-53 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 Little Ringed Plover at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

Race "dubius"

ADULT

BREEDING

MALE

Full-frontal view of a male Little Ringed Plover in breeding plumage trying to impress a competitor
(photo courtesy of J. Pires)
[Near Mora, Evora, Portugal, July 2014]

Near-frontal view of a male Little Ringed Plover in breeding plumage; note the black side of the head
(photo courtesy of J. Pires)
[Near Mora, Evora, Portugal, May 2014]

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

Lateral view of a male Little Ringed Plover in breeding plumage (photo courtesy of J. Pires)
[Near Mora, Evora, Portugal, March 2016]

Near-dorsal view of a male Little Ringed Plover in breeding plumage (photo courtesy of J. Pires)
[Near Mora, Evora, Portugal, July 2018]

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

FEMALE

Near-frontal view of a female Little Ringed Plover in breeding plumage; note the grey sides of the head
(photo courtesy of J. Pires)
[Near Mora, Evora, Portugal, July 2018]

Lateral view of a female Little Ringed Plover in breeding plumage (photo courtesy of S. Cuturilov)
[Near Kursumlija, South-east Serbia, June 2016]

IMMATURE/JUVENILE

Frontal view of a Little Ringed Plover chick (photo courtesy of J. Pires)
[Near Mora, Evora, Portugal, June 2018]

Lateral view of a Little Ringed Plover chick (photo courtesy of J. Pires)
[Near Mora, Evora, Portugal, June 2018]

Race "curonicus"

Photos of Little Ringed Plovers, race "curonicus", were taken in Australia.

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