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Ringed Plover

Charadrius hiaticula

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Charadrius hiaticula Ringed Plover


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AntónioGinjaGinja
AntónioGinjaGinja 9 years ago

beutiful spot animaisfotos.I forgot to inform you that a new mission had been created about portuguese biodiversity,if you want you can join us and elp to document portugal's biodiversity,thanks
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animaisfotos
animaisfotos 9 years ago

Thank you Philipp and Matt. I'm gonna go for "Ringed Plover (Charadrius hiaticula)". Looking at the photos on wiki for the specie I would guess that's what I saw and photographed. Many thanks for your help. Looking forward to see your spottings. Will be there right away...

Philipp Kickinger
Philipp Kickinger 9 years ago

yeah, i am quite sure its the hiaticula, a juvenile. lets see....

matt_j_bruce
matt_j_bruce 9 years ago

Philipp, I would say hiaticula, as the leg colour (yellow/orange forgive my colourblindness) is wrong for alexandrius which is much darker. Also the dark breast side patches are too dark and broad for alexandrius. (source: Collins Bird Guide, 2nd edition)

Philipp Kickinger
Philipp Kickinger 9 years ago

yeah i also would say its a juvenile one. the orange legs speak for a ch. hiaticula, but i am not an expert as well.

matt_j_bruce
matt_j_bruce 9 years ago

Possibly a juvenile or winter plumage bird, not an expert so don't know. Could be other Charadrius species though......

Philipp Kickinger
Philipp Kickinger 9 years ago

wow. not easy its a plover for sure (charadrius), but wich one? once i thought hiaticula then alexandrius. not easy...

animaisfotos
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animaisfotos

Setúbal, Portugal

Spotted on Sep 11, 2009
Submitted on Jun 24, 2011

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