- Charadrius ruficapillus
14–16 cm (5½-6¼ in); a small plover
The female is similar, but the cap is much diminished to just a brow and reddish-brown tints around the face.
Mostly coastal; found on sandy/shell beaches with nearby mudflts. River edges and lakes inland.
Breeds Sep. - Jan. Nest depression in soil or sand lined with shell, stones or vegetation. Eggs 2-3 pale green spotted.
Diet consists of insects larvae, small crustaceans also some seeds.
'Voice: a sharp tink and faint trills.
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2016. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2016, with updates to August 2016. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved August 2016)
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2021) Red-capped Plover. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 5 March 2021 from https://www.birdforum.net/wiki/Red-capped_Plover