French: Pluvier à triple collier German: Dreiband-Regenpfeifer Spanish: Chorlitejo tricollar
Other common names:
Three-banded Plover (when lumped with C. bifrontatus)
Cape Town, South Africa
Egypt (recently colonized)#R#R, and Eritrea to Tanzania, S DRCongo and Gabon, and S to South Africa; non-breeding also around L Chad.
c. 18 cm; 25–49 g. Small, dark plover with red eye-ring, distinguished from C. forbesi by white forehead, paler upperparts and red bill with black tip. Sexes... read more
Most-frequently heard call a short metallic high-pitched “peet!”, when excited given in fast series... read more
Firm gravelly or sometimes muddy ground along edges of inland freshwater lakes, pools, streams and... read more
Food and feeding
Terrestrial and aquatic insects and their larvae, crustaceans, small molluscs and worms. Often feeds at water’s edge, picking up food... read more
Breeds opportunistically, but mainly lays Apr–Sept in tropics, Jul–Dec further S, e.g. May, Aug and Dec in Ethiopia, Mar–... read more
Essentially resident, showing some erratic movements, but movements poorly known; more widespread... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Population in E & S Africa estimated at 70,000–130,000 individuals. Total of c. 750 birds recorded on coasts of South... read more
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