Charadrius ruficapillus (Temmnck, 1822)

Red-capped Plover
Red-capped Plover
Date: 
Tuesday, 2 July 2019
Location: 
Red Rock Estuary
Additional Notes: 

Male

Red-capped Plover
Red-capped Plover
Date: 
Monday, 5 February 2018
Location: 
Arrawarra Beach
Additional Notes: 

Male

Red-capped Plover
Red-capped Plover
Date: 
Monday, 5 February 2018
Location: 
Arrawarra Beach
Additional Notes: 

Female

Common name: Red-capped Plover, Red-capped Dotterel
Distribution:

The most common and widespread of Australia's beach-nesting shorebirds. It occurs along virtually the entire Australian coastline, and can congregate in great numbers inland, especially around salt lakes.

Ecological Notes:

Inhabits open beaches, the lower reaches of estuaries, sandflats or mudflats at the margins of saline, brackish or freshwater wetlands.

Additional Notes:

May be observed foraging, using a characteristic 'stop-run-peck' method, for molluscs, small crustaceans and some vegetation.

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