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Kentish Plover

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4 Comments

Liam
Liam 9 years ago

Kentish Plover is correct. They are found in the UAE, but there is a lot of confusion regarding that on Wikipedia.

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 9 years ago

I agree with Leuba that this looks like a Kentish plover. The Kentish plover is actually found in the UAE. See the following map from EOL as well as the second link:
http://eol.org/pages/1049344/maps
http://www.arthurgrosset.com/mebirds/ken...

InsanelyPositive
InsanelyPositive 9 years ago

Leuba, thanks for the ID :)

I will upload a few more pics of this bird. Its a beautiful and restless plover picking on leftovers at the beach.

Going though the link, I guess you've ID it correct and it shouldn't be anywhere near this part of this world

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 9 years ago

InsanelyPositive, You might have something interesting here! This bird might be a Kentish Plover -(Charadrius alexandrinus). What's it doing in the Arabian Peninsula ?? - please see reference

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kentish_Plo...

I hope someone with expertise in this area confirms this...

InsanelyPositive
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InsanelyPositive

Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

Spotted on Mar 3, 2011
Submitted on Dec 23, 2011

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