Hello folks,

This week’s bird is a very pretty and cute one:

Little ringed plover – Charadrius dubius

The Little Ringed Plover (Charadrius dubius) is a small plover. Adults have a grey-brown back and wings, a white belly, and a white breast with one black neckband. They have a brown cap, a white forehead, a black mask around the eyes with white above and a short dark bill. The legs are flesh-coloured and the toes are all webbed.

Little Ringed Plover (Charadrius dubius)

This species differs from the larger Ringed Plover in leg colour, the head pattern, and the presence of a clear yellow eye-ring.

Their breeding habitat is open gravel areas near freshwater, including gravel pits, islands and river edges in Europe and western Asia. They nest on the ground on stones with little or no plant growth. Both male and female take turn to incubate the eggs.

They are migratory and winter in Africa. These birds forage for food on muddy areas, usually by sight. They eat insects and worms.

Little Ringed Plover (Charadrius dubius)

The Little Ringed Plover is one of the species to which the Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds (AEWA) applies.


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Hope to meet you again with a new species next week.



Photo credits: Caglar Gungor.
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As a wildlife photographer, I try to travel as much as possible as my job permits and try to photograph different species of birds and animals in Turkey and around the World. Mother Nature has always been generous to me and I have accomplished photographing 305 species of birds out of 485 available in Turkey until today. My aim is to reach a number of around 400 species.

I've been to Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, and Ethiopia as well for the purpose of photographing wildlife.

I'm also an exclusive photographer for Dreamstime. I hope you'll enjoy my photographs.

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June 18, 2013

I like the stripe around their neck. :)