Kentish Plover

Scientific Name: Charadrius alexandrinus
Common Name: Kentish Plover

Identifying Features: brown upperparts, white belly, black legs, black bill

Fun Facts:

  • Plovers prefer to nest in areas of low elevation, low vegetation, high moisture and places faraway from human activity and settlements.
  • There have been observations of parents moving their chicks from poor food areas to better food areas, with chicks subsequently growing stronger in the high food areas. This suggests that parents strategically move their chicks and change habitats.


This image was clicked by Nick Brischuk – via Flickr.

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