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Red-capped Plover Nest

Charadrius ruficapillus

Description:

These eggs were so camoflaged that i nearly stepped on them. The presence of the nest was given away by the female who was feinting a broken wing. I made sure no egg stealing birds were around before aproaching

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4 Comments

StevenSpragg
StevenSpragg 9 years ago

The photo was taken in july, red-capped plovers breed throughout the year. Its spring over in Australia and there are baby birds all over the place. Im getting great phot opportunities :)

Darwin26
Darwin26 9 years ago

Eggs? this time of year - must be some other hemisphere ~ such a thought hadn't occured to me ... showing my hemisphericentricity

textless
textless 9 years ago

Really interesting - thanks!

Christiane
Christiane 9 years ago

Cool.. Thanks for uploading it!! It looks like the eggshells I found...

StevenSpragg
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StevenSpragg

Western Australia, Australia

Spotted on Jul 25, 2011
Submitted on Oct 10, 2011

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