French: Pluvier à tête rousse German: Rotkopf-Regenpfeifer Spanish: Chorlitejo capirrojo
New South Wales, Australia
Australia, mainly avoiding arid interior; Tasmania; Timor#R and possibly Roti I#R.
14–16 cm; 27–54 g; wingspan 27–34 cm. Small, slim plover with short white supercilium and no white on hindneck; black eyestripe, lores, frontal bar and... read more
Rather silent. Most-frequently heard calls a short fairly soft “pit” or harder “prit”, sometimes in... read more
Coastal habitats, especially sandy or shell beaches with muddy or sandy flats nearby, with... read more
Food and feeding
Annelids, molluscs, small crustaceans, marine and terrestrial insects and their larvae, including ants and beetles, and some seeds and... read more
Laying seasonal at coast (Jul–Jan), but at inland wetlands occurs in response to unpredictable rainfall and flooding. Solitary on... read more
Poorly known. Delimitation between breeding and non-breeding distribution very obscure. Birds move... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Total population c. 95,000 birds; widespread throughout Australia and Tasmania. Small breeding population in Timor-Leste, where first... read more
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