Bird Red-capped Plover (Charadrius ruficapillus)

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Scientific Name: Charadrius ruficapillus

Common Name: Red-capped Plover

Order: Charadriiformes

Family: Charadriidae

Other Names: Sand Lark, Red-capped or Red-necked Dotterel.

Distribution: Widespread throughout Australia.

Habitat: Estuaries, beaches, coastal and inland lakes.

Field Notes: Male; Bright Rufous crown , nape and collar, al edged partly black, black line through eye, black bill and legs, white forehaed. Females is duller and less distinct. Size 14 -16 cm.


View attachment 19083 Male
View attachment 19084View attachment 19087 Female
View attachment 19085View attachment 19086 Hatchlings

All photos taken Fraser Island 2014
 
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