Steenbok Nature Reserve
Common NameFamily NameRoberts NoStatusSize
Plover, Kittlitz’sCharadrius pecuarius248Resident14-15cm
Plover, Kittlitz’s

Small, long-legged, dark brown plover. White eyebrows and black eye stripes both meet at base of hindneck. Throat white, breast and belly washed creamy buff, rear belly and vent white. Almost entirely sedentary. Breeds in the area between Ashmead and Leisure Isle. Nest is usually close to waters edge. If disturbed at the nest covers the eggs before moving off.