Common Ringed Plover

Scientific Name: Charadrius hiaticula
Common Name: Common Ringed Plover, Ringed plover

Identifying Features: yellow legs, brown wings, brown head, white belly, short orange and black bill, one black neckband

Fun Facts:

  • If a potential predator approaches the nest, the adult will walk away from the scrape, calling to attract the intruder and feigning a broken wing. Once the intruder is far enough from the nest, the plover flies off.
  • Common ringed plovers are migratory and winter in coastal areas south to Africa.


This image was clicked by Jens Steyer – via Flickr.

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