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Hooded Dotterel

From Opus

Alternative name: Hooded Plover

Photo by FelixWilsonCrescent Bay, Tasmania, October 2004
Photo by FelixWilson
Crescent Bay, Tasmania, October 2004
Thinornis cucullatus

Charadrius rubricollis
Thinornis rubricollis


[edit] Identification:

  • 7.5-9 in (19-23 cm) length
  • Red bill with a black tip
  • Red eye-ring
  • Black head, white collar
  • Back pale grey-brown
  • Lower neck, side of breast black
  • Broad white wing bar in flight

[edit] Distribution

Coastal southern Australia, Tasmania and islands in Bass Strait.

The population is currently in decline and is listed in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species as Near Threatened.

[edit] Taxonomy

  • Formerly known under Charadrius rubricollis.
  • 2 sub-species. The nominate race in eastern Australia. Race tregellasi is in Western Australia.

[edit] Habitat

The nominate race is restricted to sandy Ocean beaches. Race tregellasi is also found on coastal and inland salt lakes.

[edit] Behaviour

The nest is a shallow scrape in the sand. 2-3 eggs are laid and incubated for 27-31 days.

[edit] References

BirdLife International

Birds Australia

[edit] External Links


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