French: Pluvier des Falkland German: Falkland-Regenpfeifer Spanish: Chorlitejo malvinero
Other common names:
Port Egmont, Falkland Islands
Coasts of C & S Chile and Argentina; locally in S Brazil; Falkland Is. Winters N to N Chile, Uruguay and S Brazil.
17–19 cm; 62–72 g. Slightly larger and longer-billed than C. alticola; white forehead and lores, black frontal bar; crown and hindneck pale chestnut; two... read more
Most-frequently heard call a short emphatic “pit” or mellower “whit”. Presumed display song a... read more
Gravelly and stony sea shores; also sandy beaches, wet savannas and short-grass borders with... read more
Food and feeding
Known to take small invertebrates; studies in Patagonian Argentina identified seven prey types, the most numerous being the polychaetes... read more
Laying mid Sept–Jan, sometimes later in upland habitats, or if replacement clutches. Solitary. Nest in simple depression in ground,... read more
Most birds migrate N in non-breeding season, although some still found over most of breeding range... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Population estimated at 10,000–100,000 birds, of which 7000–13,000 pairs occur on Falkland Is. Numbers seem to be stable... read more
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