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Plover, Kittlitz’s

Roberts No: 248

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.

Family Name:
Charadrius pecuarius
Common Name:
Plover, Kittlitz’s
14 to 15 cm