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Common Ringed Plover

(Charadrius hiaticula)
Alternate name(s): "Ringed Plover"
German name(s): "Sandregenpfeifer"

Size: 17-19.5 cm; wing span 35-41 cm

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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 Common Common Ringed Plover at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

Race "hiaticula"

ADULT

MALE

BREEDING

Near-lateral view of a male Common Ringed Plover in breeding plumage; note the prominent black and white facial mask and the broad chest band (photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)
[River Bug, near Malkinia, Masovia, Poland, June 2018]

Near-lateral view of a male Common Ringed Plover in breeding plumage (photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)
[River Bug, near Malkinia, Masovia, Poland, June 2018]

FEMALE

BREEDING

Close-up lateral view of a female Common Ringed Plover in breeding plumage; note the elongated supercilium extending to above the eye, which is characteristic of females (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Near Tromso airport, Tromso, Norway, in June 2018]

Lateral view of a female Common Ringed Plover in breeding plumage (photo courtesy of H. Dahlem-Senger)
[Naturschutzgebiet Wallnau/Fehmarn, Fehmarn, Germany, June 2018]

Lateral view of a female Common Ringed Plover in breeding plumage (photo courtesy of H. Dahlem-Senger)
[Naturschutzgebiet Wallnau/Fehmarn, Fehmarn, Germany, June 2018]

Dorsal view of a female Common Ringed Plover in breeding plumage; in this perspective the long supercilium is conspicuous
(photo courtesy of H. Dahlem-Senger)
[Naturschutzgebiet Wallnau/Fehmarn, Fehmarn, Germany, June 2018]

Race "tundrae"

ADULT

NON-BREEDING

Lateral view of a Common Ringed Plover in non-breeding plumage feeding on a mudflat; note the characteristic orange legs (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[November 2017]

IMMATURE/JUVENILE

Lateral view of a juvenile Common Ringed Plover (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[November 2017]

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