French: Pluvier de Sainte-Hélène German: St.-Helena-Regenpfeifer Spanish: Chorlitejo de Santa Elena
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St Helena, in S Atlantic Ocean.
c. 15 cm. Resembles C. pecuarius, but larger, with longer bill and longer “wiry” legs (up to 40% longer); less buff on breast and on feather fringes of... read more
Similar to C. pecuarius. Calls include a short, soft “kee-vit” and a rattling sound in... read more
Widespread, particularly in flatter, more open upland habitats at medium elevations (to above 500 m... read more
Food and feeding
Very poorly known. Insects and snails recorded. Usually seen in pairs, rarely in groups of up to six birds, although newly fledged young... read more
Breeds mainly in drier part of year, late Sept to Jan, mainly Dec–Jan, possibly varying considerably between years, depending on... read more
Sedentary, although young birds may wander widely around the island.
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. Only occurs in northern, flatter parts of interior of St Helena; but distribution of species now shifting towards E, due to expansion of urban areas. Known from... read more
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