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Red-capped Plover

Charadrius ruficapillus


Not too sure if this is a male with non-breeding plumage or a female. "The adult male Red-capped Plover has a bright reddish chestnut crown (centre of crown can be grey brown) and nape, and grey brown mantle. There is a black incomplete band running down from the chestnut nape to the sides of the breast and a black line from the bill through and past the eye. The legs and short fine bill are black. In flight there is a clear white wing bar and white outer tail.The female is duller in colour, missing the dark breast patches." (Birdlife Australia: )


Standing in the water amongst mangrove roots. See pic 2. At the beach, Point Torment, Kimberley.

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Meda, Western Australia, Australia

Spotted on Aug 2, 2020
Submitted on Sep 9, 2020

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