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15-17.5 cm (6-7 in)
Female: has a grey head, lacking any black markings
 Similar Species
Other similar Charadrius species lack the white hind collar and black patches on the sides of the breast.
Snowy Plover from the Americas was formerly considered conspecific.
A form discovered in southeast Asia (Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, China) and commonly named White-faced Plover may belong to this species or form a full species. It seems that these birds were originally described as dealbatus, a name that later was accidentally transferred to the dealbatus subspecies of today.
There are 3 subspecies1:
Sandy coasts and brackish inland lakes, and is uncommon on fresh water.
It nests in a ground scrape and lays 3-5 eggs.
Diet includes insects and other invertebrates.
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