RINGED PLOVER FACTS
The Ringed Plover is a small shorebird that is a rare vagrant to Australia. The adult breeding plumage has grey back, white underside, white neck collar with broad black neck band below the white collar, black face with white patch above the bill (giving the appearance of black and white bars on face). The eye has grey ring. The non breeding plumage is grey above, white underside, white collar and grey neck band and grey head markings. A bird of this appearance seen in Australia is more likely to be the similar Little Ringed Plover which has yellow eye ring.
open beaches and mudflats
insects, crustaceans, worms
nest on the ground in an open area
breeds across northern Europe, Asia and in Arctic Canada. It a rare vagrant to Australia.
Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
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Relatives in same Genus
Kentish Plover (C. alexandrinus)
Inland Dotterel (C. australis)
Double-banded Plover (C. bicinctus)
Little Ringed Plover (C. dubius)
Greater Sand Plover (C. leschenaultii)
Lesser Sand Plover (C. mongolus)
Red-capped Plover (C. ruficapillus)