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Rufous-chested Dotterel

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==Taxonomy== ==Taxonomy==
 +Some authors place this species in the monotypic genus ''Zonibyx'' characterized by having a hind toe and unfeathered tibia.
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This is a [[Dictionary_M-O#M|monotypic]] species<sup>[[#References|[1]]]</sup>. This is a [[Dictionary_M-O#M|monotypic]] species<sup>[[#References|[1]]]</sup>.
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[[Image:Rufous-chestedDotterelDSCN8127.jpg|thumb|350px|right|Fresh juvenile<br /> Photo &copy; by {{user|jmorlan|Joseph Morlan}}<br />Camino Dinamarquero-Ciake, Magallanes, [[Chile]], 5 February 2015]] [[Image:Rufous-chestedDotterelDSCN8127.jpg|thumb|350px|right|Fresh juvenile<br /> Photo &copy; by {{user|jmorlan|Joseph Morlan}}<br />Camino Dinamarquero-Ciake, Magallanes, [[Chile]], 5 February 2015]]

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Alternative name: Rufous-chested Plover

Adult breeding malePhoto © by Rodrigo Reyes Mantagua, Region de Valparaiso, Chile, 20 July 2006
Adult breeding male
Photo © by Rodrigo Reyes
Mantagua, Region de Valparaiso, Chile, 20 July 2006
Charadrius modestus

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Identification

Adult non-breedingPhoto © by Luis R. FigueroaSanto Domingo, Valparaiso, Chile, 2 June 2018
Adult non-breeding
Photo © by Luis R. Figueroa
Santo Domingo, Valparaiso, Chile, 2 June 2018

19–22 cm (7½-8¾ in)
Breeding male:

  • Bright white supercilium
  • Ashy-grey face, cheeks and throat
  • Rufous-red breast with black lower border
  • White belly

Breeding female: Similar to male but paler and duller. Rufous on chest faded.
Non-breeding adult: Head paler brown with forehead and supercilium creamy-buff. Upperparts brown with scapulars and coverts mottled and fringed with buff. Chin and throat whitish. Neck and breast mottled brown.
Juvenile: Similar to non-breeding adult. Upperparts especially mantle and scapulars very dark brown with bold white fringes. Neck and breast are mottled dark brown.

Distribution

Breeds in Tierra del Fuego and Falkland Islands; winters to southern Brazil. Extra-limital records in Brazil as far north as Rio de Janeiro.

Taxonomy

Some authors place this species in the monotypic genus Zonibyx characterized by having a hind toe and unfeathered tibia.

Subspecies

This is a monotypic species[1].

Fresh juvenile Photo © by Joseph MorlanCamino Dinamarquero-Ciake, Magallanes, Chile, 5 February 2015
Fresh juvenile
Photo © by Joseph Morlan
Camino Dinamarquero-Ciake, Magallanes, Chile, 5 February 2015

Habitat

Coastal moorland and dunes. Breeds mostly inland on short grass.

Behaviour

Breeding

Breeds October to January. They are solitary. Nest is placed in open.

Diet

They feed at the water's edge on insects, larvae, crustaceans and molluscs. Also algae and other plant material.

Vocalisations

Typical flight call is a mellow bisyllabic peeeu-dip, sometimes shortened to peeu. Also a wheezy whistle.

Movements

Partly migratory. Breeds inland, winters along the coast. Southernmost breeders migrate north in March to April, returning August to September.

References

  1. 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/
  2. SIMPSON, R. & SIMPSON, E. 2010. Registro documentado da batuíra-de peito tijolo, Charadrius modestus (Charadriiformes: Charadriidae) em Paraty, Rio de Janeiro. Atualidades Ornitológicas, 162: 18-19.(Documented record of Rufous-chested Dotterel Charadrius modestus (Charadriformes: Charadriidae) in Paraty, Rio de Janeiro
  3. Wiersma, P., Kirwan, G.M. & Boesman, P. (2019). Rufous-chested Plover (Charadrius modestus). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/53850 on 20 January 2019).
  4. Rufous-chested Dotterel (Charadrius modestus), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: https://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/Species-Account/nb/species/rucdot1

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