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Forbes's Plover

Charadrius forbesi

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Pretty plover that is found in both wet and dry habitats. Note the black cap, gray forehead, white stripe behind the eye, and two black bands across the breast. In flight, shows a small amount of white on the trailing edge of the wings and the corners of the tail. Found in a variety of open habitats, including such as short grassland (including recently burned areas), cultivation, and muddy wetland vergesedges. At least partially migratory. The call is a plaintive “treeow”, which is sometimes given in a rolling series. Very similar to Three-banded Plover, but separated by the dark-gray rather than pale forehead, and by the thicker lower breast band.

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