Alternative names: Black-banded Plover; Black-banded Sandplover
- Charadrius thoracicus
13–14 cm (5-5½ in)
- Yellowish-orange underparts
- White throat
- Black Breast band
West coast of Madagascar.
Saline wetlands, short coastal grassland, tidal flats and sandy beaches.
There is not much detail. They are known to eat insects, both large and small. They appear to behave in much the same way as Kittlitz's Plover.
Classified as Vulnerable in the 2008 IUCN Red List (BirdLife International, 2008); the population is small, and its wetland habitats are threatened.
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved Jan 2018)
- BirdLife International. 2008. Species factsheet: Charadrius thoracicus. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 19/6/2008
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2021) Madagascar Plover. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 2 March 2021 from https://www.birdforum.net/wiki/Madagascar_Plover