- Charadrius falklandicus
17–19 cm (6¾-7½ in)
- White forehead and lores
- Black frontal bar
- Chestnut crown and hind neck (duller in the female)
- Two breast black bands (the upper one may be incomplete)
Non-breeding: the black bands become grey and the rufous becomes grey-brown.
Freshwater lakes, salt marshes, shingle seashores, sandy beaches, estuaries, mud-flats, wet savannas.
Nests are shallow scrapes in heath or grassland. The clutch contains 2-4 eggs and are laid from September to January (later in the uplands). They are incubated for 4 weeks.
Their diet consists of insects and small invertebrates foraged amongst coastal vegetation, seaweed and rockpools.
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved December 2018)
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2021) Two-banded Plover. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 5 March 2021 from https://www.birdforum.net/wiki/Two-banded_Plover