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Red Capped Plovers (1 Viewer)

Red cap and brownish wings and unders white to gray
And a familiar sight on beaches of them one can say
They can run rather quickly and when approached fly a short distance away
You often see them near water by sea, lake or bay
The size of a house sparrow for shore birds quite small
They do not have a song just a quick churring call
From September to January their nest near water a scrape on the ground
And out of breeding season in small flocks they abound
Native to Australia and to many well known
One might say they do have a charm of their own
Interesting little birds and nimble on their feet
Insects and tiny crustaceans to their taste buds taste sweet
Their quirky behaviour does captivate me
And on beaches in small flocks them I often does see.

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