French: Pluvier de Forbes German: Forbesregenpfeifer Spanish: Chorlitejo de Forbes
Shonga, Niger River
Guinea to SW South Sudan, and S through DRCongo and W Uganda locally to C Angola and N Zambia. Rarely recorded W to Senegambia.
20 cm; 46–49 g (four males). Two black breastbands; red eyering. Resembles C. tricollaris, but slightly larger, with darker upperparts; darker, browner head;... read more
Gives plaintive piping “pee-oo”, which may be repeated, or single “peeuw”,... read more
Not particularly attached to water. Breeds in rocky upland habitats with granite outcrops, in... read more
Food and feeding
Beetles, grasshoppers and other insects, and their larvae; also small molluscs, crustaceans and worms. Usually solitary, but sometimes in... read more
Lays during rainy season, (Mar) Jul–Aug in Ghana, Mar–Aug in Nigeria; during dry season in Gabon, Jun–Sept, and Zambia,... read more
Migratory, at least on local basis; during dry season, breeding grounds deserted for nearby... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). No population estimates available, although it has been suggested that there are at least 100,000 individuals. Locally common to... read more
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