Description The Red-capped Plover is a common small plover native to Australia. The male has reddish brown on head and back of the neck, with black partial band on side of the neck, the back is grey and underside is white. The female is duller with less reddish marking on the head and neck. The legs are grey and bill is dark. Young birds are grey above and white below with just some buff brown on back of neck.
Size 15 cm
Habitat mudflats, coastal wetlands, marshes, inland wetlands including in arid areas
Food mollusks, crustaceans, some plant matter
Breeding the nest is a shallow scrape on the sandy or stony ground usually near water