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Double-banded Plover
2009-04-07 14:43:48

The Double-banded Plover (Charadrius bicinctus) is a species of wading bird that is fairly common in southern New Zealand. It is not often seen in northern New Zealand. Its habitat is beaches, mud flats, grasslands and bare ground. It is also known as the Banded Dotterel in New Zealand. There are two subspecies: the nominate Charadrius bicinctus bicinctus breeding in New Zealand and the...

Inland Dotterel
2009-02-27 15:59:57

The Inland Dotterel (Charadrius australis) also known as the Australian Dotterel, is a species of plover native to southern and central Australia. Its habitat is open, arid country, and distribution of the species is bound to regions with equal rainfall (mostly about 4 inches of precipitation annually). The adult is 7.5 to 9 inches in length with a 17 to 18.5 inch wingspan. It weighs about...

Shore Plover
2009-02-27 15:53:03

The Shore Plover (Thinornis novaeseelandiae) is a species of bird native to New Zealand. It is an endangered species with a world population of less than 250 individuals. It was once commonly found across the South Island in New Zealand, but is now extinct there. The possible reason for its extinction there may be the result of introduced predators, such as rats and cats. It has survived on the...

Mountain Plover
2009-02-27 15:51:49

The Mountain Plover (Charadrius montanus) is a species of ground bird found in the high plains of North America from southeastern Alberta and southwestern Saskatchewan to northern New Mexico and the Texas panhandle. There is an isolated population that occurs in the Davis Mountains of western Texas. Most of the population winters in the San Joaquin and Imperial Valleys of California. The winter...

Caspian Plover
2009-02-27 15:47:59

The Caspian Plover (Charadrius asiaticus) is a species of wading bird that breeds on open grassland in central Asia. It is most common to the north and east of the Caspian Sea. It is a migratory species and winters in east Africa, normally on grassland or cultivated lands. It is a striking bird that is slightly larger than the Ringed Plover. It is slimmer and longer-legged than Sand...

Lesser Sand Plover
2009-02-27 15:43:32

The Lesser Sand Plover (Charadrius mongolus) is a species of wading bird found in the Himalayas and infrequently across the bare coastal plains of northeastern Siberia. It has also been found in Alaska. It is migratory and winters on sandy beaches in East Africa, south Asia and Australia. There are five races of Lesser Sand Plover. In the eastern part of its range, this species is commonly...

Spur-winged Lapwing
2009-02-27 14:49:42

The Spur-winged Lapwing or Spur-winged Plover (Vanellus spinosus) is a species of wading bird in the family Charadriidae. It is found in the eastern Mediterranean and in a wide area from sub-Saharan west Africa to Arabia. Populations from Greece and Turkey are migratory, while the others are mainly resident. It is declining in the northern part of its range, but is abundant in most of tropical...

Blacksmith Lapwing
2009-02-27 14:44:51

The Blacksmith Lapwing or Blacksmith Plover (Vanellus armatus) is a species of bird found from Kenya through central Tanzania to southern and southwestern Africa. It occurs in wetlands of all sizes. It is even attracted to water troughs and places where water is spilled and dampens the ground. In South Africa this bird are more commonly found in balanced grasslands, as opposed to...

Northern Lapwing
2009-02-21 22:41:16

The Northern Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus) also known as the Peewit, Green Plover, or just Lapwing, is a species of bird in the plover family. It is found in temperate Europe, and across temperate Asia. It is an occasional vagrant to North America. Usually North American vagrants occur after storms. A storm in December 1927 and another in January 1966 account for a sizeable movement of birds to...

Red-kneed Dotterel
2009-02-21 22:39:10

The Red-kneed Dotterel (Erythrogonys cinctus) is a species of bird found in Southern New Guinea and mainland Australia. It is a common vagrant to Tasmania and New Zealand. Its habitat is shallow ephemeral and permanent freshwater wetlands, occasionally saline wetlands, and rarely tidal wetlands. This is a long-legged medium-sized plover. It is 6.75 to 7.75 inches long with a wingspan of 13...

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