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Cleve, South Australia, Australia
List:
Charadriiformes > Charadriidae

Red-capped Plover

Charadrius ruficapillus

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Identification

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Small energetic plover with a fine bill, white underparts, and pale gray back. Lacks breast band. Adult has an obvious rusty-red cap, whereas juvenile has varying reddish tinges on the back of the head. Occurs beside a wide variety of saline wetlands where it moves quickly as it forages along the ground. Common around inland lakes as well as at the coast.

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