Long-billed Plover

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

Fun Facts:

  • 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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