Scientific Name: Charadrius placidus Common Name: Long-billed Plover
Identifying Features: black bill, white belly, brown upper parts, white neckband, a white patch above eyes, brown head
- Exhibit a monogamous breeding system in which a male and a female form a pair and establish a territory that they maintain.
- If a predator approaches a nest, the parents try to intimidate the enemy and chase it away by making loud distress calls.
- On very hot summer days, the parents protect the eggs from overheating by standing over them and shading them from the sun.
This image was clicked by Mike Friel – via Flickr.
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